Ben Smoke is a journalist and activist from London. Rowdy from a young age, he became involved in activism through the student fees movement. In 2015, he helped found Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants before taking part in a blockade of a deportation charter flight at Stansted airport in March 2017 along with fourteen other people. The action saw the group charged and convicted of terror related offences, before narrowly avoiding prison in February 2019.
As a journalist, Ben is contributing editor at Huck Magazine and has written for The Guardian, The Independent, Vice and Dazed.
He regularly appears on LBC and other radio and broadcast platforms commentating on current affairs and politics. Ben is writing his first book about the Stansted 15 trial.
Agent: Milly Reilly