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.
13 October 2013 05:56 PM
A unique alliance of trade unions, professional lobbyists and constitutional reform activists has been formed to pressurise the House of Lords into wrecking the Government’s “flawed” reforms of Britain’s lobbying industry.
10 October 2013 08:46 PM
The promise that Sir Brian would be ‘given a pretty hard time’ by MPs never really materialised
09 October 2013 01:59 PM
Lord Justice Leveson faces a battle to stay out of the heated political debate into press regulation after frustrating a House of Lords committee by refusing to reveal his thoughts on how his inquiry recommendations have been handled.
06 October 2013 12:00 AM
Special sub-committee set up four months ago to examine alternatives has so far failed to hold a single group meeting, according to Cabinet Office information
06 October 2013 12:00 AM
Charities caught up in confusing legislation intended to regulate lobbyists and lobbying
03 October 2013 06:22 PM
Cameron’s historical selectivity would be dismissable were it not for his party’s hard-line view on the European Convention on Human Rights
29 September 2013 12:00 AM
Pro-Union business leaders claim they are too frightened of SNP retaliation to voice opinions
'Ed Miliband copied into smears emails...': Damian McBride's memoirs suggest Labour leader could be 'embarrassed' by Derek Draper correspondence
22 September 2013 12:00 AM
Ed Miliband may have been copied in to damaging emails that were at the centre of a 2009 smear campaign orchestrated by leading Labour officials, according to senior party sources.
19 September 2013 07:33 PM
As Gordon Brown’s communications chief, he smeared and span with a savagery that eventually saw him drummed out of politics. Now he has written a tell-all memoir. James Cusick gets a preview
17 September 2013 07:53 PM
James Cusick meets the rival yes/no campaign chiefs in their Glasgow headquarters to find out who can settle the argument
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 North Koreans are gasping for the truth: Let's give it to them
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early