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.
24 September 2014 06:24 PM
The PGA Century at Gleneagles has received a makeover more in tune with its Scottish setting – and a dramatic 18th hole
Scottish referendum: Nicola Sturgeon edges closer to SNP leadership following Alex Salmond's resignation
21 September 2014 12:00 AM
The chances of Nicola Sturgeon becoming the new leader of the Scottish National Party increased last night after Mike Russell, the Scottish Parliament’s Education Secretary, told The Independent on Sunday: “I will not be standing – I will be supporting Nicola.”
19 September 2014 04:25 PM
SNP leader's legacy secure as he steps down
19 September 2014 05:46 AM
Complacent Better Together campaigners see silence received on doorsteps turned into hard votes as Yes fails to win in key areas
Scottish independence: Lacking the theatricality of the Yes camp, the No campaign quietly gets out its vote
18 September 2014 07:18 PM
If there was a contest for flag-waving and high-profile street campaigning, Alex Salmond’s Yes campaign will have already taken Scotland back from Westminster. But in Glasgow, Aberdeen, in Edinburgh, and elsewhere, the lower-volume and less visibly patriotic campaign to keep Scotland part of the United Kingdom concentrated on only one thing – getting out its vote.
18 September 2014 05:58 PM
No clear winner as 40% cast their votes before 3pm
Scottish independence: Polling station graffiti sparks accusations of voter intimidation during referendum vote
18 September 2014 01:38 PM
Police Scotland confirm reports of vandalism at Dumbarton polling booth
Scottish independence - the NO camp: Gordon Brown’s last-gasp eulogy is an apology of biblical proportions
17 September 2014 05:20 PM
The former PM rediscovers his neglected fiefdom – and his passion
15 September 2014 02:50 AM
Mr Murdoch’s statements on Twitter yesterday made for uneasy reading inside the Yes camp
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
Head of Better Together campaign insists largest cities have not deserted the union
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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