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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CIA torture report: David Cameron urged to open judge-led probe into Britain's role in controversial secret US programme

MPs say the existing probe by parliamentary commission is unfit to do the job

Ed Miliband delivered his long-awaited speech on the economy this week
Rachel Reeves has claimed that lower wage jobs are costing taxpayers an extra £900m in tax credits alone

Low wages force Britain to spend £900m more on tax credits than planned

More people forced to take low-paid jobs

Ed Miliband vows to balance books on public spending - but won't say when

Labour leader’s pledge card focused on deficit, but steers clear of details

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband speaks to business leaders on December 11, 2014 in London, England

Ed Miliband pledges plan to cut the deficit will be a priority for Labour at next election

In a major speech in London, Miliband said Labour would clear the deficit on day-to-day spending on public services 'as soon as possible' before 2020

Ed Miliband will claim the Tories' plan for income tax cuts would put public services at risk

Ed Miliband vows to wield the axe on public services to balance books

Labour pledges to cut deficit while protecting services

Stephen Nickell said that without migrants the NHS would be 'in absolutely dire straits'

Britain is not at all full up insists senior civil servant

More of Surrey is given over to golf courses than houses

Margaret Hodge, the Labour chair, said the firms were failing their ‘duty of care’

Government relies too much on 'quasi-monopoly' of G4S and Serco

Public Accounts Committee attacks reliance on firms being investigated for over-charging

Ed Miliband is fighting to keep voters from switching to Ukip, the SNP or the Greens

Traditional model of politics 'cracking apart' as hung parliament looms again

Labour has lost its lead for the first time since February 2012

former Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley

Andrew Lansley leads fightback of Tories who want to stay at heart of EU

“It is in my heart that I believe most strongly that our future is within a reformed EU"

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