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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Ed Miliband has urged football clubs to pay the living wage

Ed Miliband: Premier League football clubs that pay their players millions can afford to pay employees the living wage

'Firms that can afford to pay multi-million pound salaries at the top need to explain why they will not pay the living wage to those at the bottom'

The Tories have extended their lead when people are asked whether they trust Mr Cameron or Mr Miliband to make the right decisions in the economy
The bottom 10 per cent of households with children have lost the most in both cash terms and proportionally than any other group from the Coalition’s decisions

Coalition's tax and benefits changes hit low income families harder than any other group

Middle-income, working-age households without children however are much less affected by benefit cuts than other group

The Churchill Prize is a £6,000 prize to cement Winston Churchill's legacy

Winston Churchill's grandson: The wartime leader was a founding father of the EU

Sir Nicholas Soames is today launching The Churchill Prize, a £6,000 prize to cement his grandfather's legacy as a founding father of the European Union

Leon Brittan arrives wife Diana for the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher

Remembering Leon Brittan: An 'inspiring leader' who helped to shape the EU

As Home Secretary under Margaret Thatcher, Brittan was at one time even talked about as a possible future Tory leader

John Chilcot announcing the terms of reference of his inquiry into the causes of the Iraq war in 2009

Delaying publication of the Chilcot inquiry: Six reasons why critics are angry

Many politicians are exasperated that the inquiry has taken six years and believe the delays are inexplicable

Tessa Jowell is the front-runner in race to become the next Mayor of London

Tessa Jowell: I will tax the owners of empty homes in London

Under the Jowell plan, local authorities would be able to levy unlimited penalties on owners of homes left vacant for six months

Vince Cable: Promising an EU referendum is 'dangerous' and 'utterly unrealistic'

'Holding out the prospect of major reforms that aren’t going to be achieved is dangerous'

Nigel Farage has welcomed the Pub Landlord's announcement as the arrival of 'serious competition'

Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance

Farage: 'There is no question that healthcare provision is going to have to be very much greater in 10 years than it is today, with an ageing population, and we’re going to have to find ways to do it'

Kenneth Clarke blames the feuding about immigration on ministers’ ‘entourages’

Kenneth Clarke: Conservative Eurosceptics are undermining Cameron's attempt at securing EU deal for Britain

Clarke criticised the sceptics, saying they are acting against 'the national interest' as they try to push the UK towards the EU exit door

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Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
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This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
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