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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Chris Grayling and the Conservatives remain clueless on how the union and further devolution can work together

Chris Grayling is an advertising asset for a future Scottish No vote

Grayling’s planned demotion of all 56 nationalist MPs to second-class citizens in the mother of parliaments plays into the SNP's hands perfectly

Chris Grayling

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The Commons’ Leader Chris Grayling was told the very idea of 'English votes for English laws' was inherently 'racist'

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Labour MP Gareth Thomas, who hopes to be the party’s mayoral candidate

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Mr Thomas is vying to be the party's mayoral candidate

Tom Crone was legal manager at the height of the NOTW phone hacking

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Mr Crone could face being disbarred by the Bar Standards Board

British legal professionals hold placards during a protest against cuts to the legal aid budget during a protest outside Southwark Crown Court in London

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Barristers and solicitors in cities around the country have arranged meetings in the next 48 hours to discuss what amounts to an unprecedented grassroots revolt

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The warning comes as new research criticises an EU decision to end the requirement for an additional blood test on dogs being transport across the EU

The end of state support for wind farms was one of the Conservatives' promises in their recent election manifesto

Ministers to hold autumn talks over funding for onshore wind farms in the UK

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd will meet her Holyrood counterpart

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