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.
29 August 2013 06:10 PM
Regulations 'would effectively make it illegal' for TUC to organise conference in election run-up
Exclusive: Chilcot report into Iraq conflict will not be released until 2014 as David Cameron echoes Tony Blair with 'moral case' for war
28 August 2013 04:41 PM
Latest setback blamed on continuing difficulties in negotiations between inquiry team and Cabinet Office
25 August 2013 05:21 PM
Mantras on openness have been exposed for what they are – detox marketing
22 August 2013 09:04 PM
Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command has begun a criminal investigation following the seizure of thousands of documents found in the possession David Miranda, the partner of a Guardian journalist.
22 August 2013 08:00 PM
The trial of Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International, and seven other defendants including Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former communications chief in Downing Street, has been pushed back by two months.
21 August 2013 08:50 PM
The Deputy Prime Minister has backed David Cameron's response to the leaking of secret documents on Britain's intercept programme and Downing Street's threats to a national newspaper to destroy computers or face legal action.
20 August 2013 07:49 PM
Godfrey Bloom, the Ukip MEP who sparked controversy by claiming British foreign aid should not be sent to “Bongo-Bongo land”, has courted controversy again by claiming that women are better at finding “mustard in the pantry” than driving cars.
19 August 2013 12:00 AM
New scrutiny for legislation regarded as a joke within £2bn industry
18 August 2013 10:00 PM
James Cusick investigates the reality of corporate influence
Parents – and even children – may have to pay for care under radical plans from Tory-controlled council
13 August 2013 07:50 PM
Worcestershire County Council's controversial plan branded 'outrageous'
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
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- 2 Three-quarters of Britons are saying it wrong - the top ten most common mispronunciations
- 3 Son attacks Apple after it refuses to unlock his late mother’s iPad
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 First Kiss video: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results