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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67 per cent say that they do not mind if health services are provided by a private company or the NHS as long as they remain free of charge

Britain prepared to pay more tax to support the NHS, poll finds

A majority of people are ready to pay more tax to safeguard the NHS and head off a looming financial crisis, according to a ComRes survey for The Independent.

Mr Cameron will make clear his reservations about Mr Juncker at a dinner of EU leaders in Ypres, Flanders

Cameron’s own goal may give Eurosceptics a surprise victory

Inside Westminster: The Prime Minister was in the right but played it wrong

Mr Cameron will make clear his reservations about Mr Juncker at a dinner of EU leaders in Ypres, Flanders

David Cameron doubles down on attempt to block Jean-Claude Juncker

David Cameron’s isolation over Europe deepened last night as he refused to back down over his attempt to block the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission.

Vince Cable will draw up a code of practice for employers to stamp out abuse

Zero hours contracts: Government to ban 'exclusivity clauses' for workers

TUC welcomes move, but claims 'it's not nearly enough to really tackle the problem'

Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport

Government promises crackdown on immigrant abuse of student visa system

Authorities have conducted a wide-ranging inquiry into the activity of organised criminals to falsify English tests for applicants

Jean-Claude Juncker has key allies in his bid to be EU Commission president

Tory Eurosceptics hope Jean-Claude Juncker will claim EC presidency and push Britain out of Europe

MPs predict public backlash against EU as David Cameron loses battle to stop federalist being appointed European Commission president

Archbishop John Sentamu: Britain could lift 1m out of poverty with living wage

The living wage is currently £8.80 an hour in London and £7.65 an hour outside the capital

Radoslaw Sikorski is the current Polish Foreign Minister

Caught on tape: In four-letter words, what senior EU politicians think of David Cameron

Astonishing attack comes as Prime Minister faces embarrassing defeat in attempt to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming next European Commission president

Tristram Hunt, the shadow Education Secretary, will claim that 'privatisation' and applying 'the profit motive' to schools 'could easily happen' if the Tories win another term

Tories plan to run state schools for a profit, says Labour

The Conservatives would allow state-funded schools to be run for profit if they retain power at next year’s election, Labour will warn today.

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Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

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Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
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A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

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Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
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Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices