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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Nigel Farage: 'I don't know anybody in politics as poor as we are'

'Poor' Nigel Farage finds it hard to get by on £109,000 a year plus expenses

His ‘small, semi-detached house in the country’ is estimated to be worth £540,000

Lord Smith of Kelvin (left) arrives to present the the Smith Commission report in Edinburgh yesterday

Smith Commission: New powers on taxation mean 'home rule for Scotland within the UK'

Major constitutional change represents one of the fastest turnarounds from promise to delivery

The Scottish parliament in Holyrood

Smith Commission explainer: Will this work – and who’ll end up paying when it goes wrong?

The ins and outs of the Commission’s proposals – and what it will mean for England and Scotland

Max Mosley says Labour has so far failed to respond to his offer

Max Mosley offered to give Labour close to £1m for campaign fund to attack David Cameron over links to Andy Coulson

Mr Mosley believed that reminding voters of Mr Cameron’s decision to employ Andy Coulson could help swing marginal seats

The pro-independence newspaper is expected to launch in Scotland in response to the burgeoning support for the SNP

The National: New paper will support independent Scotland

A new pro-independence daily newspaper is expected to launch in Scotland on Monday in response to the burgeoning support for the SNP following the independence campaign.

The Bexsero vaccine was licensed last year

Wrangling over life-saving meningitis vaccine may cost 'hundreds of children’s lives'

Exclusive: Department of Health accuses Swiss drug company of 'holding the Government to ransom'

Neil Findlay is a contender to replace Johann Lamont as Scottish Labour leader

Scottish Labour leadership: Could former bricklayer Neil Findlay be Labour’s biggest headache yet?

Ed Miliband’s aides fear that if Neil Findlay beats Jim Murphy to be leader of the party in Scotland, the path to No 10 will get harder

The threat of a Scottish UDI – unilateral declaration of independence – was repeatedly emphasised by Alex Salmond in his outgoing speech

Salmond's parting shot: Scotland could leave the UK of its own accord

'Give Scots the power we demand, or Scotland will vote to take it'

Outgoing SNP leader Alex Salmond hopes to stand for another Westminster seat

Alex Salmond steps down as Scotland's First Minister - but he won't be gone for long

Outgoing SNP leader hopes to stand for another Westminster seat

Employees arrive early for work at BBC Broadcasting House

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood documentary not shown on BBC 1

Programme-makers had been given permission to show recent photos of the 'Fake Sheikh'

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