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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Scottish independence: Glasgow cabbie wages one-man war against the Better Together campaign

Claims the driver 'put the meter on hold so he turn round and conduct a face-to-face argument' with one customer
Alex Salmond at Ferguson Shipbuilders with union and yard officials

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First Minister must tackle five issues to ensure Scotland votes Yes

The two politicians went head to head for the second time, answering questions from members of the audience on key issues

Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling

Darling looks out of his comfort zone as Scotland’s First Minister goes on the attack

Scot free? Alex Salmond and ‘Robert the Bruce’ with the Declaration of Arbroath

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond dismisses 'offensive' Australian PM

Scotland's First Minister attacks Tony Abbott's 'hypocritical' thoughts on the outcome of the referendum
Business minister Matt Hancock

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‘Energy bills in the UK have risen faster than almost anywhere in the world’
Caroline Flint, shadow energy secretary

Labour attacks Coalition as UK's energy bills soar 21 per cent in three years

The charge of ever-rising prices for consumers will dog the Prime Minister in the run-up to the election
A displaced man helps a woman, both from the minority Yazidi sect, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain

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Downing Street has confirmed it will be helping the supply lines of military equipment to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamists

Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds has resigned from the Government and will stand down as MP for Boston and Skegness at next year's General Election

Africa Minister Mark Simmonds resigns citing 'intolerable' parliamentary allowances

The Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds has resigned from the Government and will stand down as an MP next year, claiming that “intolerable” parliamentary allowances were not enough to allow him to bring his family from Lincolnshire and rent a flat in London.

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Alistair Darling: Quiet man who found his voice

The former Chancellor’s victory against Alex Salmond was a surprise to everyone except those who know him

Alex Salmond makes a point during the debate

Scottish independence referendum: Yes campaign admits it needs to change tactics to win

Alex Salmond will change tactics in the next televised referendum debate and be “more expansive” on the currency options an independent Scottish treasury would face if Westminster rejected sharing the pound, according to advisers close to the First Minister.

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