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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The Prime Minister and Scotland’s First Minister held what both sides described as amicable talks in Edinburgh

David Cameron hints at further Scottish devolution but insists on waiting until existing power transfers are completed

The Prime Minister and Scotland’s First Minister held what both sides described as amicable talks in Edinburgh

Tony Blair and his allies have blamed Labour’s crushing election defeat on Ed Miliband turning his back on New Labour
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Labour Party Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls makes a speech after losing his Morley and Outwood seat to Conservative Andrea Jenkyns

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Eurosceptics within Cameron's party are warning that they will campaign to leave the EU in the 2017 referendum if he secures only cosmetic changes in a new deal

Eurosceptic Conservative MPs demand major concessions when David Cameron renegotiates Britain's EU membership

'Cameron could usually ignore his critics under the Coalition - but with his majority down to 12, a rebellion by a small number of Tories could defeat him'

Tony Blair and his allies have blamed Labour’s crushing election defeat on Ed Miliband turning his back on New Labour

Ed Miliband lost the election because he ditched New Labour, says Tony Blair

Although Blair won three general elections, other party figures dismissed calls for a return to New Labour,  saying the party needed to 'move on'

Cameron's Tories defied pollsters’ predictions of a hung parliament by winning an overall majority of 12

Election results: Triumphant Tories leave Britain’s liberal left in shock

Dramatic election result gives the Conservatives a small majority – and raises fears of a sea change in the UK’s political culture

The Labour leader is in for a tough time from Conservative-leaning press until polling day

Replacing Ed Miliband: Who are the potential contenders?

With Miliband announcing his resignation, here are the Labour runners and riders that could take the helm

Britain's Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron addresses the nation outside 10 Downing Street on 8 May 2015.
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