Benjamin Goodwin

Benjamin Goodwin

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Benjamin studied Politics and East European Studies at UCL. He has written extensively about central and eastern European politics and was previously a news editor at Pi Media.


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Waitrose trial package-free produce

Waitrose has launched a “bold” new trial which seeks to reduce packaging. From today, customers at the Botley Road store in Oxford can use their own containers to buy products like rice, cereal, pasta and lentils.

The Independent Group to become Change UK as they apply for party status

The Independent Group of breakaway MPs has applied to register as a political party under the name Change UK. The move comes amid speculation that the UK may not leave the European Union by May 22 if Theresa May does not manage to pass her Withdrawal Agreement in time.

EU grants UK Article 50 Extension

The European Union has agreed to grant the UK a short extension of Article 50. The announcement came last night following lengthy talks among EU heads of state. The leaders agreed to grant the UK an extension up to 22nd May, but only on the condition that MPs pass Theresa May’s deal.

Employment at highest level since records began

Britain’s employment rate has reached its highest level since records began, according to new figures published today. The number of people in work rose by 473,000 in the last year, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 per cent in November-January, the lowest rate since 1975.

"Pupil poverty rising because of cuts" claims headteacher survey

Pupil poverty is rising amid “intense pressure on school budgets”, according to survey of headteachers published on Friday.