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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Nicola Sturgeon at a rally in Glasgow on Saturday

General Election 2015: Parties vie to turn leaked Nicola Sturgeon memo to their advantage

SNP First Minister dismisses claim she wants a Tory win as 'a dirty trick'

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Labour's shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Scottish Labour Leader Jim Murphy campaigning in Glasgow on Wednesday

General Election 2015: There may not be enough Labour and Scottish Nationalist MPs to put Ed Miliband in power

SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has also forecast that Scotland could again end up with a 'Tory government we didn’t vote for'

The SNP leader has undergone 'intensive preparation for battle'

General Election 2015: Nicola Sturgeon to use TV debates to deliver 'progressive alliance' against austerity

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The scales of justice stand above the Old Bailey in London

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The first of the eight trials involving journalists alleged to have paid money to public officials for private documents and due to take place between now and September, has been adjourned at the Old Bailey.

Former leader Alex Salmond has his picture taken as he signs copies of his book The Dream Shall Never Die during the SNP conference

Alex Salmond unwittingly steals the show at SNP conference

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Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney offered a series of campaign initiatives that would have been welcomed at any Labour conference

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SNP Conference 2015: Leader Nicola Sturgeon says a vote for her party would 'stop a Tory government getting off the ground'

Scotland's First Minister also claimed 'no constituency is off limits in this election'

Despite assurances from the nationalists that they would not support a Tory government and were prepared to join Labour in blocking the Conservatives’ ability to run a minority government, Mr Murphy told supporters that “a vote for any other party is a vote for David Cameron and the Tories.”

Scotland will decide next British government, says Labour leader Jim Murphy

Mr Murphy told supporters at a rally in Glasgow that 'a vote for any other party is a vote for David Cameron and the Tories'

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