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 Labour leader will argue that the trebling of fees in 2012 will saddle graduates with an average of £44,000 of debt

Ed Miliband pledges to cut university tuition fees – by £3,000

The Labour leader will argue that the trebling of fees in 2012 will saddle graduates with an average of £44,000 of debt

On the ropes: Net migration is now at its highest level for nine years and 54,000 higher than when the Coalition was formed

David Cameron: We can still cut immigration to below 100,000 a year

The Prime Minister will make the pledge despite the fact that net migration is now at its highest level for nine years

David Cameron during his speech about retirement, in Hastings on Monday (AP)

David Cameron immigration pledge 'failed spectacularly' as figures show net migration almost three times as high as Tories promised

Office for National Statistics announces a net flow of 298,000 migrants to the UK in the 12 months to last September

Ed Miliband will claim that young people are better off voting for a Labour government

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband to step up Labour's drive to woo young voters

Miliband is expected to confirm Labour's plan to cut tuition fees to £6,000

3.69m children will be living in poverty in 15 years, according to research

Over a million more UK children set to live in poverty by 2030, report claims

Labour-affiliated Fabian Society forecasts that 3.69m children will be living in poverty in 15 years

Cabinet Office Minister Sam Gyimah said the National Union of Students will receive £380,000 from the government to encourage registration

Government to spend £500,000 persuading students to register to vote

Electoral Commission finds fewer young people registering

The national minimum wage is set to rise by 3 per cent from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour in October

Minimum wage set to rise by 20p to £6.70 per hour

£416 a year extra for a full-time worker on the minimum wage

The Conservatives have been accused of playing a cynical “generation game” to woo the “grey vote” because the over-65s are the most likely group to vote in May’s general election

Tories accused of trying to bribe pensioners with pre-election handouts

IEA director: "Politicians must stop trying to woo elderly voters at the expense of other generations"

Mr Osborne gave a strong hint that HSBC could face prosecution for its Swiss arm helping 1,100 wealthy British clients to evade taxes

HSBC scandal: George Osborne to announce huge fines for banks involved in tax evasion

CEO Stuart Gulliver admitted the allegations about HSBC Swiss division had brought 'shame'

The Labour leader will declare that he will not back down in his criticism of people accused of avoiding tax

Ed Miliband: Coalition Government has 'turned a blind eye to tax avoidance', Labour leader to tell conference

Lord Fink has dropped a threat to sue Mr Miliband for the charge of tax avoidance

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They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
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Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
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The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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