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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Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg sips his pint at the Queens Head Pub in Soho, central London

Nick Clegg at pains to prove Lib Dems learned lessons from disastrous local and European elections

Nick Clegg will try to calm the turmoil in the Liberal Democrats by promising to listen to his critics and learn lessons from the party's disastrous local and European election results.

John Denham, right, was formerly Mr. Miliband's parliamentary aide

If you can't beat them, join them? Ed Miliband urged to beat Ukip with EU immigration curbs

A close ally of Ed Miliband has urged Labour to combat the threat from Ukip by proposing curbs on migration to Britain from other European Union countries.

The Coalition's £750 million-a-year scheme will take effect in autumn next year covering all children under 12

General election 2015: Childcare will be key battleground in as all three parties prepare to release their plans

A Bill to introduce “tax-free childcare” will be included in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday as the three main parties seek to make the issue a critical one at next year’s general election.

Nick Clegg giving a speech on international development in London on Wednesday

Inside Westminster: Entertaining as failed Lib Dem coup was, it was not the true elections story

Mr Clegg has been wounded because it emerged that a sizeable chunk of Lib Dem activists want him to go

The Labour leader rejected pressure from his party to match David Cameron’s offer of an in/out referendum on Europe

European elections 2014: Ed Miliband tries to stave off internal squabbles in Labour following disappointing results

A bout of Labour infighting broke out as it launched a post-mortem.

The Deputy Prime Minister said resignation had not crossed his mind

European elections 2014: Nick Clegg rejects calls from inside Lib Dems for him to resign

Nick Clegg admitted the Liberal Democrats’ rout in the Euro elections was a “huge setback” but rejected growing calls from his own party for him to resign as its leader.

Activists have dubbed Mr Clegg 'toxic' and plan to force a leadership contest this summer

Elections 2014: Calls for Liberal Democrat unity in face of ‘foolish’ calls for Nick Clegg to go

Paddy Ashdown put himself at the head of a “save Nick Clegg” operation as critics of the Liberal Democrat leader stepped up their attempt to oust him.

Ed Miliband will be put under pressure from Labour MPs calling on him to promise a referendum on Europe in the wake of the Euro elections

European elections 2014: Labour MPs call on Ed Miliband to promise a European referendum

Ed Miliband will be put under pressure from Labour MPs calling on him to promise a referendum on Europe in the wake of the Euro elections.

Inside Westminster: We may have entered an era of four-party politics

The European election campaign was shaped by a huge gamble by Nick Clegg. He took the unusual step of actually talking about Europe in a Euro election, and to parade rather than mask the Liberal Democrats’ pro-EU credentials.

Early local election results announced overnight show subsantial gains for UKIP

Inside Westminster: We might have entered an era of four-party politics

The political system has had a shock. Ukip tapped into something real, and angry

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Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

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The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Evan Davis: The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing to take over at Newsnight

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Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
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Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride