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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Emails examined in the civil trial were said to “reveal the levels at which phone hacking was known about, and indeed being conducted within the Sunday Mirror.”

Mirror phone-hacking trial: Scotland Yard to find out 'before end of the month' if more work needed on criminal investigation

Operation Golding has been investigating allegations of illegal voicemail interception practices at MGN's three national newspaper titles

Sadie Frost outside the Rolls Building in London. Seven other celebrities were among those to win damages totalling £1.25m

Mirror phone-hacking trial: How hacking became 'standard practice' on the showbiz desk

A 'sophisticated, industrialised methodology for gathering news stories by unlawful means' became a 'standard practice'

Actress Lucy Taggart, centre, speaks to the media outside the Rolls Building

Mirror phone-hacking trial: 'Hundreds' more claimants expected as court awards damages to eight test-case victims

'Mirror Group has underestimated what it needs to set aside by a factor of 10'

Nicola Sturgeon with David Cameron

Q&A: Edinburgh talks - what are the issues at stake when David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon meet?

Q. During last year’s referendum, there was a late “vow” to deliver “extensive” new powers for Scotland. Three months on, the Smith Commission published recommendations on tax, welfare, elections and the rest. Wasn’t that a done deal?

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP, celebrates after the landslide victory in Glasgow yesterday morning

If Downing Street tries to bully the SNP it will only succeed in breaking the Union

Putting its responsibilities to Scotland first and Westminster second is part of the nationalists’ DNA

Murphy said the five months he was at the helm of Scottish Labour wasn’t long enough, and he wanted to remain in charge

Election results: Few friends for Jim Murphy in the wake of Scottish Labour's destruction

In a speech in Glasgow Murphy said Labour hadn’t been radical enough, and had failed to address the new mood of optimism created by the SNP

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP, celebrates after the landslide victory in Glasgow yesterday morning

Election results: SNP power to be mostly impotent as Tory policy set to prevail in Westminster

56 SNP Mps will be bunched on the Opposition benches for the next five years, and largely impotent in any attempt to defeat Tory policies

Nick Clegg, with the leader of the Scottish Lib Dems Willie Rennie (left), and parliamentary candidate Jo Swinson, at the Westerton Nursery in Bearsden, near Glasgow, on Wednesday

General Election 2015: Tories now 'an English party chasing UK votes in southern England', Clegg says

Nick Clegg said the Lib Dems had not been given enough credit when they got it right and had been 'overly blamed on the bad things'

Nicola Sturgeon has ordered key members of her Holyrood cabinet to be in London immediately after the election to “begin negotiations” with Labour

General Election 2015: Sturgeon orders key members of Holyrood cabinet to head straight to London after campaign to 'begin negotiations'

The Scottish National Party is preparing for post-election talks despite Labour leader Ed Miliband ruling out a formal deal with the party

Unstoppable? Nicola Sturgeon and SNP candidate Drew Hendry in Inverness on Saturday

General Election 2015: Tactical voting ‘could thwart SNP’

Campaign groups are asking Scottish voters to put aside traditional loyalties to prevent a wipeout by Nicola Sturgeon’s party

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