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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Tony Blair advised Rebekah Brooks to launch a 'Hutton-style' inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World as the issue erupted into a criminal and political scandal in 2011, a jury has heard

Hacking trial: ‘Set up a Hutton-style inquiry’, Tony Blair told Rebekah Brooks as scandal broke

Former PM offered to become unofficial adviser to the Murdochs, jury told at hacking trial

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling said that Scotland could not keep the pound if it left UK

Alistair Darling: Scottish independence debate over keeping the pound and the EU seen as 'defining'

The last few days of the independence debate, involving arguments over the pound and the EU, will be seen historically as the “defining” period, according to Alistair Darling.

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond hits out at George Osborne over 'ill-informed' comments in row over keeping the pound

First Minister describes attacks by Westminster and Brussels as 'attempts to dictate from on high' what Scotland can and cannot do

James Cusick tries to master curling on the ice at Fenton’s Rink near Tunbridge Wells in Kent

Winter Olympics 2014: Just how hard can curling really be?

Scotsman-in-exile James Cusick decided to try his hand at the only rink south of the border

Labour’s credentials in Scotland may be about to be shredded

The party’s policy on tax is crucial – but when it comes to Scotland, Ed Balls risks losing control 

Journalist Piers Morgan was the editor of the Daily Mirror from almost a decade.

Detectives interview Piers Morgan about phone-hacking allegations at Daily Mirror

US-based broadcaster questioned by Scotland Yard

Hillary Clinton has hurled herself into a fund-raising blitz for the philanthropic foundation created by her husband Bill Clinton with events in Washington, San Francisco and London

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton - book review

The biography doesn't answer the big question - will Hillary run in 2016?- but its authors suggest that is the wrong question to ask

Tourists wait to take their shot

Piling in for the view: A migrating herd in a mad rush ... and some wildebeest

Seeing Kenya's wildlife up close is a magnificent experience – except when scores of unregulated tourists pile in for the view. Plus, world attractions ruined by crowds

James Cusick's Scottish referendum sketch: And the gold medal for defending the union goes to...

Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Reith, Lord Lovat: David Cameron lined them up as members of a united Britain’s Olympic history whose names and memories of past glories would help him “do whatever it takes” to persuade Scotland not to rip up the UK “brand” in September.

Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at the Olympic Park in London

Scottish independence referendum: David Cameron invokes great Scots in the pursuit of Union as fears grow that Scotland might vote 'yes'

Sir Chris Hoy. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Lord Reith. Lord Lovat. David Cameron lined them all up as members of Team GB who would help him “do whatever it takes” to persuade Scotland not to rip up the UK “brand” in September.

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice