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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Labour’s Scottish leader, Jim Murphy, in Glasgow on Wednesday

General Election 2015: Labour's Scottish leader predicts Cameron will 'remain as PM' as new poll predicts SNP will win all seats north of the border

Jim Murphy makes extraordinary claim that deals blow to Ed Miliband's electoral hopes

Ed Miliband has repeatedly rejected Nicola Sturgeon's requests to make a deal that would keep the Conservatives out of government

General Election 2015: Nicola Sturgeon dismisses Miliband claim of no Labour-SNP alliance as 'Westminster hitting the panic button'

The SNP leader said that after the election results were in, Labour would be forced to 'change its tune' on an arrangement with her party

General Election 2015: Tories published English manifesto to promote SNP, says Jim Murphy

Murphy said the Tory leader was acting like 'an election agent for the SNP' adding 'you don’t defeat Scottish nationalism with English nationalism'

Labour’s Scottish leader has gone down-market and bare-knuckle in the build-up to the election

General Election 2015: Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy is channelling Fight Club on the campaign trail

Murphy is employing rough-house politics to ensure his party's survival

Alex Salmond with Nicola Sturgeon in Gordon

General Election 2015: How Alex Salmond could swing independence for Scotland... and a win for Labour

The ex-first minister tells James Cusick how the SNP could still cut a deal with Ed Miliband

Prime Minister David Cameron listens to Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson at the launch of the Scottish Conservative manifesto

General Election 2015: Cameron tells Scottish voters to back the Tories or face a 'coalition of chaos' under Labour and the SNP

At the launch of the Scottish Conservative’s manifesto Cameron said any Labour-led alliance 'posed a clear threat to our United Kingdom'

John Lamont speaks to a Duns local

General Election 2015: Can the Tories double their MPs in Scotland - to two?

On the campaign trail with Scottish Conservative John Lamont

Nicola Sturgeon on the election campaign trail in Aberdeen city centre

General Election 2015: Potential economic short-fall of £7.6bn Scotland would face if given control of tax 'irrelevant', says Nicola Sturgeon

Labour’s Jim Murphy accused Sturgeon of  'making it up as she goes along'

Miliband's schedule of campaign visits to Scotland has been upgraded.  He promised the audience in Edinburgh, against a backdrop of the capital’s castle, that he would be back.

General Election 2015: Miliband to the rescue in Scotland after polls show a Labour wipe-out

Labours dire ratings in Scotland have left Mr Miliband with little choice but to multiply his campaign efforts in territory that once voted Labour as a reflex

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon accused the Tories of 'driving people into poverty'

Scottish leaders debate: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon seeks new power grab in return for supporting Ed Miliband

But Labour's Jim Murphy warns that full fiscal autonomy would leave Scotland with a massive financial 'black hole'

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