Andrew Grice

Andrew Grice has been Political Editor of The Independent since 1998. He was previously Political Editor of The Sunday Times, where he worked for 10 years, and he has been a Westminster-based journalist since 1982. His column, Inside Politics, appears in The Independent each Saturday.

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One Rochdale resident said: “Ed Miliband is
not as posh as David Cameron, but he’s very out of touch. There are a lot of poor people in Rochdale, through no fault of their own.”

Voters view Ed Miliband as a toff, says Labour MP Simon Danczuk

Simon Danczuk describes party leader as a vote-loser

David Cameron has said he does not wish to serve a third term

David Cameron rules out third term as PM and reveals favourites for next Tory leader

Labour called the announcement 'presumptuous and arrogant'

Vince Cable believes “e-balloting” is the best way to boost turnout in union votes. His department will set up an expert task force, including unions and balloting companies.

Vince Cable draws up plans to let unions vote to strike by online ballots

The move could spell the end of the union postal ballot, one of several measures brought in by Margaret Thatcher’s Government to curb union power

Ed Balls, the shadow Chancellor, said Mr Osborne’s spending plans would mean cuts in the next three years almost twice the level of the past three

Election 2015: Labour claim Tories will cut 'NHS to the bone'

Ed Balls, the shadow Chancellor, said Mr Osborne’s spending plans would mean cuts in the next three years almost twice the level of the past three

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds his ministerial red box up to photographers as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street
He said an awful lot in his Budget speech, but what did it all... mean?

Budget 2015: The £12bn question - where will the next cuts come from?

Budget attacked for failure to discuss how £12bn of cuts slated for 2016-18 would be made

Chancellor George Osborne holds the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street before unveiling the annual budget

Budget 2015: Chancellor throws the kitchen sink at Ed Miliband with barbs for the Labour leader and perks for voters

Opposition leader bruised by jibes about his family and his domestic arrangements - but Office for Budget Responsibility warns of deeper spending cuts in 2016-18

Budget 2015: 12 likely measures to be announced by George Osborne today – from 'Google tax' to cheaper beer

The Coalition hasn't given much away ahead of its final Budget. Here are some things which will probably make an appearance

Taxing times: the frustrating experience of filling in tax return forms

Budget 2015: Annual tax forms to be replaced with digital accounts

Switch to digital could make it much easier for 11m taxpayers and 1.8m companies

British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds up the red despatch box containing his pre-election budgetas as he departs No 11 Downing Street, Westminster, central London prior to delivering his budget speech to the House of Commons

Budget 2015: Savings tax scrapped as Chancellor puts money on voters with cash in the bank

Exclusive: George Osborne woos pensioners and 'hard-working taxpayers' ahead of general election

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions