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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Lord Smith of Kelvin (left) arrives to present the the Smith Commission report in Edinburgh yesterday

Smith Commission: New powers on taxation mean 'home rule for Scotland within the UK'

Major constitutional change represents one of the fastest turnarounds from promise to delivery

The Scottish parliament in Holyrood

Smith Commission explainer: Will this work – and who’ll end up paying when it goes wrong?

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Max Mosley says Labour has so far failed to respond to his offer

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The pro-independence newspaper is expected to launch in Scotland in response to the burgeoning support for the SNP

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The Bexsero vaccine was licensed last year

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The threat of a Scottish UDI – unilateral declaration of independence – was repeatedly emphasised by Alex Salmond in his outgoing speech

Salmond's parting shot: Scotland could leave the UK of its own accord

'Give Scots the power we demand, or Scotland will vote to take it'

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Outgoing SNP leader hopes to stand for another Westminster seat

Employees arrive early for work at BBC Broadcasting House

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood documentary not shown on BBC 1

Programme-makers had been given permission to show recent photos of the 'Fake Sheikh'

The journalist was found guilty of making illegal payments to a prison officer in return for stories about a convicted child-killer Jon Venables

News of the World journalist guilty of paying for Bulger stories

Journalist cannot be named for legal reasons

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