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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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"

According to an academic study, Ukip poses twice as much of a threat to the Conservatives at next May’s election as it does to Labour

Ukip 'twice as dangerous' to Tory election prospects as to Labour's

Labour had lost most of the voters it was going to lose in 2010

Neil Hamilton’s possible candidacy for Ukip has divided members of the party

Disgraced ex-Tory MP Neil Hamilton in line to make stunning Commons comeback for Ukip

Ex-minister who famously took 'cash for questions' could run in South Basildon and East Thurrock

Lord Mandelson, left, has said that Ed Miliband, right, should abandon his 'them versus us' strategy pitching the poor against the rich, so he can extend Labour’s appeal beyond the party’s core vote

Lord Mandelson tells Ed Miliband to stop bashing the rich

Former minister wants Labour to be nicer to bosses

Gloria de Piero, shadow minister for women and equality, has said that Labour will put women and families at the

Women bear 85% of burden after Coalition’s tax and benefit tweaks

£22bn of £26bn made from benefit reforms taken from women

Ed Balls responds to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement
Vince Cable said that his party must not sign up to massive spending cuts

Despite Vince Cable's warning, Lib Dems will vote for Tory deficit plans

Cable regards cuts plans as unrealistic

George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons

Autumn Statement: George Osborne promises tax cuts and spending cuts - but can he deliver?

The deficit - which he promised would be halved by now - looms large in Chancellor's spending plans

The Government will have to borrow as much as £75bn more than it intended over the next five years, delivering a damaging blow to Chancellor George Osborne’s hopes of claiming that the Government has the country’s deficit under control

Autumn statement: 6 ways George Osborne is going to try and trick you

Here are some of the accounting tricks the Chancellor might try and pull

A house succumbs to the rising waters in the flooded village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels in February this year. £470m has been pledged to be spent on improving flood defences

UK floods: Government to spend £470m on defence as part of £2.3bn investment plan over six years

Project aims to prevent £30bn in economic damage

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links