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.
21 May 2014 06:43 PM
The trial of Rebekah Brooks was likened to a “witch hunt” and a “medieval show trial” and her life, during seven months in court at the Old Bailey, had been placed under scrutiny “unprecedented in the history of British justice”.
20 May 2014 06:13 PM
The prosecution case against Rebekah Brooks has found “no smoking gun” that identifies her as the leader of a phone hacking conspiracy that began at the News of the World when she was editor, a jury at the Old Bailey has been told.
07 May 2014 03:05 PM
28 April 2014 06:11 PM
25 April 2014 07:19 PM
Prosecution’s inquiry after phone hacking defendant’s memory fails him in witness box
Hacking trial: Andy Coulson tells jury he regrets publishing details of David Blunkett's affair with Kimberley Quinn
24 April 2014 06:26 PM
Mr Coulson admitted last week that former NOTW journalist Neville Thurlbeck had played him voicemail interceptions that confirmed the relationship
23 April 2014 02:43 PM
Mr Coulson also denied ordering Clive Goodman to plead guilty in 2006
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'
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