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.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Ukip candidate Mark Reckless talks to reporters in Hoo, near Rochester

Rochester and Strood by-election: Jumping ship? The Tory MPs most likely to join Reckless in defecting to Ukip

As Mark Reckless says two Conservative politicians are watching today's result with interest, Andrew Grice runs through the list of those most likely to go over to Farage's side

Many backbench Conservative MPs want Cameron to stop the party's 'obsession' with UKIP

Rochester and Strood by-election: Conservatives brace for further defections to Ukip as voters go to the polls

Tories fear defeat after a series of opinion polls gave Ukip a comfortable lead

Lord Ashcroft: 'You've abused Ukip voters, thrashed them, and you tell them they're coming home to Daddy?'

Insulting 'decent' Ukip voters will backfire – Lord Ashcroft warns Tories

"You’ve abused them, thrashed them, and you tell them they’re coming home to Daddy?"

Ed Miliband wants to use money raised from implementing a mansion tax to boost NHS funding

Mansion tax: London MPs call for rethink as Labour endures taxing time

Exclusive: Miliband urged to bring in new council tax bands for the most expensive homes

Chancellor George Osborne said the only way to improve living standards was to continue with the Government’s economic strategy

Pay squeeze continues as weekly earnings fall 1.6% in real terms

ONS report fuels Tory fears of a voteless recovery

Rachel Reeves, shadow work and pensions minister

Labour moves to the right of the Tories on benefits for EU migrants

Party claims it is not pandering to Ukip

David Cameron may seek only short-term EU migration limits, says Major

Former PM says he sees immigration as 'a shortish-term problem'

Patrick Diamond

Labour 'can't win election' unless it spells out plan to cut deficit, Ed Miliband warned

Former adviser warns ‘negative’ message about cost of living puts off wealthy voters

Six banks were fined, including Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), for trying to manipulate foreign-currency prices are a stark reminder of the need for sweeping changes

MPs warn Government not to allow ‘dilution’ of banking reforms

MPs and peers have warned the Government not to allow banks to dilute planned reforms drawn up to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis.

Green Party Member of Parliament Caroline Lucas

Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg oppose TV debate with Greens

Labour and the Lib Dems claim David Cameron is backing the Greens’ involvement because he does not really want the debates to go ahead

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick