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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Swimming Teachers Association under investigation by charity watchdog amid 'concerns' over expenses

'Serious concerns' allegedly linked to its finances and expenses payments have been found

Scientists say that the innate ability of the human brain to perceive non-random patterns in the natural world appears to go awry in gamblers

Glasgow gambling addicts will be able to 'ban themselves' from bookmakers in new scheme

Businesses participating in the scheme will then impose a no-go zone

Militant have said it would essentially be the formation of a new political party if Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership race

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn win would effectively 'form new party', says socialist group

Right-leaning Labour MPs have accused Militant of 'infiltrating' the contest

Alex Salmond told the BBC that another vote on Scotland remaining part of the UK was 'inevitable'

Scottish independence: SNP asked for 'clarity' over talk of a fast-tracked second referendum

Scottish Secretary demands Nicola Sturgeon reveals any change in SNP's stance

David Cameron is confident that other EU leaders want reform too

EU referendum 'within a year': David Cameron fast-tracks vote on Britain's membership of European Union to June 2016

PM pins his hopes for reforms on other union nations’ fears of British exit

The Supreme Court, in London

Businesses team up to battle English laws on penalties dating back to Magna Carta

Lawyers are in a legal slug-fest in the Supreme Court trying to determine if the English law on penalties has any place in the modern commercial world

Police chief's call to decriminalise people who grow small amounts of cannabis met with warm response from campaigners

Ron Hogg’s policy of de-prioritising the prosecution of small-scale growers was welcomed by those who argue that Britain’s drug laws are failing

Cannabis growers should not face prosecution, says police chief who has stopped targeting 'small-scale' producers

Ron Hogg will now only intervene if Durham growers are being 'blatant'

Danny Alexander has accused George Osborne of political sleight of hand

Danny Alexander: George Osborne just helped himself to the Lib Dem's best policy ideas

Alexander accuses the Government of of political sleight of hand by attempting to claim that the Budget would leave ordinary families better off

Minis are produced at BMW's plant in Cowley, Oxford

EU referendum: German companies issue a 'please stay' appeal ahead of membership vote

Around 2,500 German companies employ 500,000 people in the UK

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