James Cusick

James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC. His career as a journalist has been split between print and television, including senior positions as producer with Sir David Frost and at BBC Newsnight. He is also an award-winning golf and travel writer, working for over a decade as the UK contributing editor for one of the USA’s leading golf magazines. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and CNN. He lives in London.

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‘Energy bills in the UK have risen faster than almost anywhere in the world’
Caroline Flint, shadow energy secretary

Labour attacks Coalition as UK's energy bills soar 21 per cent in three years

The charge of ever-rising prices for consumers will dog the Prime Minister in the run-up to the election
Scot free? Alex Salmond and ‘Robert the Bruce’ with the Declaration of Arbroath

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond dismisses 'offensive' Australian PM

Scotland's First Minister attacks Tony Abbott's 'hypocritical' thoughts on the outcome of the referendum
Business minister Matt Hancock

Tory minister lines up with racing royalty against new homes

How much influence should billionaire stud owners have on town planning?
A displaced man helps a woman, both from the minority Yazidi sect, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain

Iraq crisis: Yazidis refugees trapped on Mount Sinjar are facing imminent 'genocide' from IS militants, UN warns

Downing Street has confirmed it will be helping the supply lines of military equipment to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamists

Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds has resigned from the Government and will stand down as MP for Boston and Skegness at next year's General Election

Africa Minister Mark Simmonds resigns citing 'intolerable' parliamentary allowances

The Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds has resigned from the Government and will stand down as an MP next year, claiming that “intolerable” parliamentary allowances were not enough to allow him to bring his family from Lincolnshire and rent a flat in London.

The former Chancellor’s victory against Alex Salmond was a surprise to everyone except those who know him

Alistair Darling: Quiet man who found his voice

The former Chancellor’s victory against Alex Salmond was a surprise to everyone except those who know him

Alex Salmond makes a point during the debate

Scottish independence referendum: Yes campaign admits it needs to change tactics to win

Alex Salmond will change tactics in the next televised referendum debate and be “more expansive” on the currency options an independent Scottish treasury would face if Westminster rejected sharing the pound, according to advisers close to the First Minister.

Host Bernard Ponsonby stands between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling during the televised debate

Scottish independence TV debate: First blood to Alistair Darling as he clashes over currency with Alex Salmond in televised Yes/No debate

Gloves come off as former Chancellor attacks SNP leader’s promises on the pound

The band of the Parachute Regiment preparing to play in George Square

First World War Centenary: Glasgow switches from sporting triumph to sober recollection

From the ecstasy of sporting glory to the the hell and horror of remembered war.

Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks in 2011

News Corp could still face corporate charges over phone hacking allegations

Fresh legal moves are being prepared to hold 'senior executives' to account for company failures
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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans