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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Tony Blair attacks press regulator after it rules in favour of the Daily Mail

Ipso rejected Mr Blair’s complaint that the Mail had printed an 'inaccurate and misleading' account of a conversation between himself and John Bercow

Ms Sturgeon omitted any reference to her discussion with the media tycoon

Rupert Murdoch dropping in on Nicola Sturgeon interview was unexpected, Holyrood claims

A spokesman insisted 'no private meeting' took place between the pair

Rupert Murdoch with Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, who was cleared of conspiring to hack phones

Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp could face corporate charges as CPS receives evidence

Those holding the highest roles in the News Corporation have consistently maintained that they knew nothing of illegal activities or payments

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Deadline given by families to produce report has expired

Sir John Chilcot first announced the terms of reference of his inquiry into the causes of the Iraq war in 2009

Chilcot and his team confirm they have no plans to abandon inquiry into Iraq war

The inquiry panelists said they 'understand' the need for David Cameron, Parliament and the public to see their report finished 'as soon as possible'

Sir John Chilcot, Chairman of the Iraq Inquiry, ‘has been subjected to hatchet jobs’

Chilcot inquiry: Leading figures in British political Establishment accused of plotting to discredit investigation into Iraq war

Exclusive: Panel considered mass resignation in protest at Establishment’s attacks, as Sir John's team accuses Whitehall and No 10 using smears to discredit them

Kezia Dugdale as she is elected Scottish Labour leader in Stirling

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Party is down but not out, says new leader, after winning an outright victory

Former MP Dave Nellist was expelled from Labour in the early 1990s because of his links with the group centred around The Militant newspaper

Dave Nellist advises to enlist the members and relaunch as 'New Old Labour'

The ex-Militant MP tell his old political soulmate Jeremy Corbyn that if he wins, he should emulate Blair.

The alleged meeting between George Osborne and Rupert Murdoch is said to have taken place in Downing Street in late June (Getty)

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Murdoch Snr likes to back winners and Osborne, potentially the next Tory leader, may already have a powerful lead supporter

Diane Coyle took over the role from Lord Patten following his resignation

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UK taxpayers are entitled to know the details behind any government decision on the corporation’s future funding, says Coyle

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