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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Nicky Morgan has announced a ‘three Rs’ plan requiring literacy and numeracy for 11-year-olds

Tory plan to ring-fence schools budget will push cuts to other areas

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, appears to have won a Cabinet battle after calling for the schools budget to be safeguarded

Labour leader Ed Miliband campaigned for a No vote in the Scottish referendum

Labour faces crisis in Scotland as Yes voters stay with SNP for general election

With national polls showing Labour and the Tories neck and neck, Labour sources admit their task in Scotland has got harder

It’s no use Ed Miliband saying he can’t recall saying ‘weaponise’, he needs to show a killer instinct (PA)

Miliband's 'anti-business rhetoric' and mansion tax plan attacked by top businessman and donor

The head of the chemist chain Boots and a donor who gave £1.65m to Labour in 2013 attacked the Opposition Leader

Labour politicians believe that targetting white working-class voters risks alienating the party’s black supporters

Labour 'risks alienating black voters' with NHS immigration leaflet

Labour’s leaflet has ‘gone down like a lead balloon’, says MP David Lammy

Labour will give councils more power to counter the dominance of companies such as Stagecoach

Labour plans transport overhaul with not-for-profit licenses for local bus operators

Labour hopes to break 'Big Five' market dominance

Ed Miliband and Jim Murphy, the Scottish Labour leader, visit Queenslie Training Centre in Glasgow yesterday

Ed Miliband refuses to rule out a coalition deal with SNP

But SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon accuses Labour and the Tories of being "joined at the hip"

Ed Miliband has come under attack from Blairites

Labour sources hit out at Tony Blair's former ministers for undermining Ed Miliband's election chances

Lord Prescott branded the former ministers Lord Hutton and Alan Milburn “Tory collaborators”

The Prime Minister is trying to 'wriggle out' of the televised debates, says Ed Miliband

David Cameron accused of trying to 'wriggle out' of TV debates

The Prime Minister wants the debates to take place before the final stages of the election campaign

Labour leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech on his party's plans for the NHS, in Sale, on Tuesday

Ed Miliband promises 10,000 more British nurses - to reduce reliance on foreigners

Labour leader denies it was trying to match Ukip among working class voters

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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing