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Hyer's Highlights: Antisemitism in Labour (Part 1)

2nd April 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Antisemitism in Labour (Part 1)

Another row about anti-Semitism has engulfed the Labour Party this week.

It was prompted by Jeremy Corbyn's comments on an allegedly anti-Semitic mural posted on Facebook in 2012. The mural peddled the conspiracy that Jews controlled the world; yet, in his comments, Corbyn appeared to oppose the mural's removal, providing a supportive message to the creator.


The Labour leader has since apologised for not paying enough attention the mural's content, however this is not the first time that he has faced calls to deal with anti-Semitism in recent years.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council sent a letter to Jeremy Corbyn, telling him that "enough is enough". They encouraged Jews across London to attend a rally on Monday 26th August in Parliament Square, calling for Corbyn to root out anti-Semitism within the Labour party.

Many Labour MPs were in attendance. On the day of the rally, Corbyn replied in a letter of his own that he will "not tolerate any form of anti-Semitism that exists in or around the Labour party and movement", acknowledging that "anti-Semitism has surfaced within" pockets of the Labour Party, and adding that he is "committed to eliminating anti-Semitism wherever it exists".


W!ZARD Radio Station was unable to speak to a representative from the Board of Deputies of British Jews or the Jewish Leadership Council because staff from both organisations were observing the holy Jewish festival of Passover.

Instead, on his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer was joined by Joshua Lewis, who called from Tel-Aviv in Israel after attending the rally on Monday, having also recently submitting a thesis on anti-Semitism across university campuses.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

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Hyer's Highlights: March For Our Lives

28th March 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: March For Our Lives

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across the US to call for tighter gun control as part of the #MarchForOurLives movement.

The movement arose after the 17 deaths in a school shooting in Parkland in Florida in February. The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was one of a long line of school shootings in the USA. It was the worst since Sandy Hook in 2012, when 26 people – mostly children – were killed. The students staged a nationwide school walk-out earlier this month, and campaigning by Parkland students gained widespread support, with survivors becoming outspoken figures, gaining millions of Twitter followers in a matter of weeks.


Listener Olivia messaged into Benji Hyer’s Sunday show commenting on how MPs in the UK “don’t really connect their decisions to the impact that they could have on individuals”, using the Grenfell fire as an example.

Listen to Benji Hyer’s response below.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer on Rex Tillerson's Firing

Benji Hyer replies to listener Olivia who commented on British MPs not connecting their decisions to the impact that they could have on individuals. (5 minutes)

Interview with Conrad Duncan

25th March 2018 | Politics

Interview with Conrad Duncan

Data from millions of people’s Facebook accounts was allegedly used to influence elections around the world, including the US Presidential election.

This data was collected through quizzes and connections to friends, and then used without proper consent.


These shocking revelations were exposed by Channel 4 News, The Guardian and the New York Times in a documentary aired this week. They sent undercover reporters to meet to meet executives from a British data analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica. The firm is accused of buying this data from Facebook accounts, and using it to psychologically profile potential voters to help with election campaigns.

On his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer was joined by Conrad Duncan, a journalist student in London who has followed the story closely as it has developed and gave listeners an insight into the revelations.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer interviews Conrad Duncan

Benji Hyer interviews Conrad Duncan, a journalist student in London who has followed the Cambridge Analytica story closely as it has developed. (8 minutes)