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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Dan Evans said he believed the monitoring of MPs took place in 2003 or early 2004

Mirror hacking trial: 41 more celebrities encouraged to make claims

Compensation payouts to each victim are anticipated to average around £50,000

Alan Yentob (left) accused reporters of listenting to phone messages left by the novelist Salman Rushdie among others

Mirror hacking trial: It was a horrific invasion of my life, BBC’s creative director tells court

At the civil trial against Mirror Group Newspapers, Alan Yentob told the court that the hacking of his voicemail messages left him 'sickened'

Mirror Group journalists accessed the private communications of the BBC’s Alan Yentob

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Counsel David Sherborne is representing Alan Yentob, Sadie Frost and Paul Gascoigne, among others

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Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways

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British Airways 'spying' scandal: How the world's most famous airline spied on its own staff

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Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage joins Sarah Palin and the big beasts of the US right

Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA gun lobby, will also appear alongside the Ukip leader

The register for lobbyists who contact ministers and senior civil servants is designed to record ministerial meetings, increase transparency, and list the money being put up to buy political influence

'Cash for access' scandal: Lobbying clean-up law that failed to stop MP scandals

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The Library at the Glasgow School of Art, before the fire

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: First retrospective reveals tantalising glimpses of what might have been

So few of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's designs ever made it into bricks and mortar which makes this new exhibition fascinating, says James Cusick

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