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.
Exclusive: Dramatic U-turn as Hunt agrees to free meningitis B jabs for every UK child to protect against 'parent's greatest fear'
21 March 2014 08:43 AM
Health Secretary to announce free NHS jabs against life-threatening disease in dramatic U-turn
19 March 2014 08:22 PM
Tabloid editor ‘tried to buy silence’ of journalist, court told
Hacking trial: Andy Coulson ‘knew of special project to monitor royal aides,’ Clive Goodman tells Old Bailey
18 March 2014 07:26 PM
The former royal editor of the NOTW alleges Mr Coulson was aware of the so called 'Alexander' account used to disguise payments to private investigator Glen Mulcaire
Scottish independence: With six months to go, can Alex Salmond's plans pass the five tests of roadworthiness?
17 March 2014 03:11 PM
Jim Cusick analyses whether the issues around currency, EU membership, jobs, oil and the timetable will leave SNP hopes broken down beside the winding route to 2016
13 March 2014 04:33 PM
Princess Diana tried to recruit the News of the World as an “ally” in her battle against Prince Charles by leaking an internal telephone directory to the tabloid's royal editor, the jury in the phone hacking trial has been told.
Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks told her mum to avoid TV and papers the day after it was revealed that News of the World had hacked Milly Dowler's phone
13 March 2014 03:53 PM
Rebekah Brooks advised her mother to avoid watching television news or read the papers in the days that followed the revelation that the News of the World had hacked the phone of the murdered schoolgirl, Milly Dowler, a jury at the Old Bailey has heard.
12 March 2014 09:06 PM
Tony Blair and Lord Mandelson were lined up to help Rebekah Brooks during the final days of the phone hacking crisis that led to her resignation from Rupert Murdoch’s company, a jury at the Old Bailey heard.
11 March 2014 07:48 PM
Documentary claims al-Megrahi was set-up for 1989 terror attack as a pawn in Middle-East politics
Hacking trial: The Sun allegedly paid retired senior officers for military information, Old Bailey hears
10 March 2014 05:13 PM
Retired senior officers from Britain’s armed forces who were hired by "The Sun" newspaper to write expert opinion articles were also paid for military-related information they supplied to the Murdoch-owned paper, the Old Bailey has heard.
Hacking trial: Andy Coulson could reveal anything to Rebekah Brooks during their six-year affair, court told
06 March 2014 07:25 PM
Relationship meant he trusted her enough to reveal 'any confidence' including potential criminality, Old Bailey hears
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 2 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public can visit police’s grisly crime museum
- 3 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 4 Vagina canoe artist facing two years in jail defends herself over ‘obscenity’ charges
- 5 The Queen’s speech 2014: Recap and Twitter reaction to Game of Thrones reference