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.
Don't call it a 'strike': Barristers withdraw labour and courts including Old Bailey fall silent for the first time in centuries over legal aid cuts
06 January 2014 06:08 PM
They feel misrepresented as 'fat cats' and are alarmed by cuts in the legal aid budget
26 December 2013 07:58 PM
Having remained silent last month when Culture Secretary Maria Miller said that politicians had done all they could to induce the press into joining a charter-based form of regulation, David Cameron has now warned Britain’s newspapers that they should sign up urgently to the Royal Charter passed by Parliament earlier this year.
26 December 2013 07:54 PM
Likely problem points include voting rights in both the European Council and Parliament, the validity of current UK opt-outs and the use of the euro
20 December 2013 06:41 PM
On anniversary of bombing, fresh evidence emerges that Palestinian group was responsible
Hacking trial: Kate Middleton's phone 'hacked by News of the World', as court hears message revealing Prince William was ‘almost shot’
19 December 2013 01:38 PM
Jury hears for first time alleged details of hacking targeting future king and queen
16 December 2013 09:00 PM
After 25 years of denials and diplomatic games, we're yet to learn the truth about the Lockerbie bombing
Hacking trial: Police officers 'irritated' Queen by eating nuts left out at Buckingham Palace, court told
12 December 2013 01:40 PM
The hacking trial at the Old Bailey has heard how the Queen was “narked” that police were, she believed, eating snacks left out for her by Buckingham Palace staff.
08 December 2013 12:00 AM
The party's fortunes there may rest not with its candidate, but with an unseen report written by investigators probing allegations of vote-rigging involving the powerful Unite union
29 November 2013 07:41 PM
Global warming has slid down the agenda since the arrival of Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary. He even thinks it may be a good thing. James Cusick delves behind the scenes to find out where he’s getting his ideas from
26 November 2013 01:24 PM
Holyrood's First Minister insisted country would 'stand still' if it stayed part of UK
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for beauty pageant
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'