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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Frank Field has accused Ed Miliband of taking Labour's traditional voters for granted

Former Labour minister Frank Field hits out at Ed Miliband for being soft on immigration

Exclusive: "Blue Labour" MP wants Miliband to take a lead from Ukip on border controls

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg meets pupils at Clapham Manor Primary School in south west London, last month

Nick Clegg launches bid to win teachers back to the Lib Dem fold

Deputy Prime Minister aims to rebuild appeal with public sector workers after Coalition cuts

Nick Clegg's party denied claims that the document was leaked deliberately

Lib Dem's general election 'red lines' leaked

Nick Clegg’s director of strategy photographed carrying party manifesto

The Prime Minister will soon unveil plans to restrict migration from other EU countries

Cutting EU immigration will backfire, say employers

Britain’s bosses have come out fighting for the country to remain in the European Union and warned that David Cameron’s plans to cut migration from the EU could backfire by damaging business.

Estimates suggest that the number of children growing up in poor families will rise from 2.6m to 3.5m in 2020

Tories under fire for not targeting child poverty

The Conservatives were accused today of refusing to set new targets for reducing child poverty because their next round of spending cuts would increase the scale of the problem.

Gorton in Manchester, where Save the Children said 27 per cent of children lived in poverty in 2011: in one case 11 people lived in a two-bed house

Three main parties attacked for their lack of ambition over 'lamentable' child poverty failure - by Government's own anti-poverty tsar

More honesty about what can be achieved is called for in the run-up to the 2015 election

Ed Miliband with Liz McInnes, the MP for Heywood and Middleton, after Labour clung on to the seat with a majority of just 617

Miliband has to offer voters something and he needs to do it now – he can’t just sit and wait

Labour is behind the clock after wasting the chances offered by its conference

Ed Miliband with Liz McInnes, the MP for Heywood and Middleton, after Labour clung on to the seat with a majority of just 617

Labour will lose the next election unless Miliband starts actually doing something

His party is behind the clock after wasting the chance offered by its conference

Hull City fans have been up in arms over plans to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers

Labour will oblige football clubs to appoint fans to the board

Aim to give fans influence on ticket prices, shirt sponsorship, ground naming, and changes to strip colour or club name

The Prime Minister announced the new proposals during a visit to Rochester ahead of by-election

David Cameron takes on Ukip with promise of new measures to curb European immigration

Prime Minister promised new proposals during a visit to Rochester ahead of by-election

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It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
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Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
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Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
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The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
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It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
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Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
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Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
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The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
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Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
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Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
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Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
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