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 Prime Minister Gordon Brown attends a Better Together rally in Dundee, Scotland.

Scottish independence: Could Gordon Brown be the best hope saving the Union?

Former PM takes increasingly central role in the No campaign

Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and actor Alan Cumming outside the Yes Kelvin campaign hub in Glasgow

Scottish independence: What happens if Scotland votes yes at the referendum?

It's looking like bad news for the rest of the UK's political establishment

Liberal Democrats launch election manifesto: Decriminalise all drugs and tax the rich

Lib Dems launch 'distinctly liberal vision for Britain'

David Cameron has said he will not 'put boots on the ground'

David Cameron: HMS Prince of Wales will not be sold

The second of the Royal Navy's next generation aircraft carriers is to be brought into service rather than sold off, David Cameron has announced.

Louise Mensch one of the nine Tory MPs elected in 2010 standing down

The 'golden generation' of 2010 Tory MPs comes to an early end

Nine of the 2010 intake have already announced they will not run. Will more follow?

Margaret Hodge, the committee’s Labour chairman says the MoD have been

Government has 'bungled' Army job cuts, according to Commons accounts committee

Capita, the firm charged with recruiting reservists, is far behind schedule

Nick Clegg faces revolt over bedroom tax

Nick Clegg faces activist revolt over ending bedroom tax

Next month's party conference in Glasgow set to be a minefield

The new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has not ruled out for-profit state schools

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan fails to rule out for-profit state schools

The Conservatives are under pressure to say whether they will allow state schools to be run for profit, after the new Education Secretary left the door open to the idea.

MP David Lammy would become the capital’s first black mayor if he won the 2016 Mayoral election

David Lammy MP announces bid to become Labour's London mayor

MP for Tottenham is first to throw his hat in the ring

A map of the fictional garden city of Uxcester which helped David Rudlin to win this year’s Wolfson Prize

Proposal to build 3.5m homes in 40 UK towns wins the £250,000 Wolfson Prize

A plan to provide about 3.5m new homes in England by allowing up to 40 towns and cities to double in size and become garden cities has been unveiled.

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes