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Hyer’s Highlights: Theresa May’s Vote of Confidence

17th December 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Theresa May’s Vote of Confidence

Last week, Theresa May won a vote of no confidence by a slim majority of 200 votes to 117 after Conservative MPs from the Eurosceptic European Research Group dramatically motioned the vote in their leader.

Despite retaining her position at Number 10, Jacob Rees-Mogg – who led calls for the confidence vote – claimed that losing the support of a third of her MPs was a “terrible result” for Theresa May and called on her to resign.


One major concession she made in order to secure enough support was that she promised colleagues that she will not lead the party into the next General Election – scheduled for the year 2022 – but would only stay on in the meantime to deliver Brexit, stating that “it is right that the party feels it would prefer to go into that election with a new leader”.

This was the first time Mrs May had publicly declared that she won’t fight for the next election. Such a moment is a huge one for any Prime Minister, and what tends to happen afterwards is that their power starts to drain further and they see their authority begin to ebb away.

Messaging into Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show on the matter, listener George believes that it doesn’t matter anyway, because he predicts she will u-turn on this pledge – as she has done with so many others in the past – because she “loves the power too much”.

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Benji Hyer on Theresa May's Vote of Confidence

Benji Hyer responds to listener George who believes that Theresa May will U-Turn on her pledge to not run in the 2022 General Election. (4 minutes)



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Hyer’s Highlights: The Brexit Transition Vote

10th December 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: The Brexit Transition Vote

**UPDATE: THERESA MAY HAS NOW DELAYED THE BREXIT TRANSITION VOTE AMIND EXPECTATIONS OF A DEFEAT**

Tuesday 11th December is the day that Theresa May’s Brexit transition agreement deal faces a monumental vote in the House of Commons.

If it passes, her form of Brexit has the go-ahead. If it doesn’t pass though, then the possibilities are endless. The UK would enter unprecedented and tumultuous times.

The problem from the Prime Minister is that there are no numbers for anything, in Parliament or amongst the public. In essence, the majority of Britain doesn’t want Mrs May’s deal and doesn’t want a no-deal, but also doesn’t want to Remain in the European Union, nor hold a second referendum on the matter, nor hold a general election.

 


There’s huge demand for a renegotiation, yet at the same time, no appetite at all for Article 50 to be extended beyond March 2019 to ensure that is possible. No option has overwhelming support, although most MPs are doing everything in their power to prevent a disorderly no-deal exit.

Nonetheless, listener Amy messaged into Benji Hyer’s radio show saying that she is, surprisingly, optimistic about the Parliamentary vote, but Benji explains why the government should ultimately brace itself for defeat.

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Benji Hyer on the Brexit Transition Vote

Benji Hyer responds to listener Amy who says that she is, surprisingly, optimistic about the Parliamentary vote, but Benji explains why the government should ultimately brace itself for defeat. (4 minutes)



Listen to the full discussion from Benji Hyer's radio show on the 'Hyer's Highlights' podcast, here

Hyer’s Highlights: The Future of UKIP

10th December 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: The Future of UKIP

One of the pioneers of Brexit, Nigel Farage, was back in the headlines for quitting the UK Independence Party [UKIP], citing concerns over the extremist direction of the party’s current leadership.

Mr Farage helped found UKIP back in 1993 alongside Gerard Batten, who is the incumbent leader. This week, Farage criticised Batten for having a fixation on Islam and openly embracing the far-right by accepting Tommy Robinson – the former head of the English Defence League – as a personal advisor.


Nigel Farage is not the only high-profile politician to quit UKIP over the Tommy Robinson controversy. Former Deputy Chair Suzanne Evans left the party disgusted at its evolution into what she called a hostile and vicious successor to the BNP. She was following out the door the former Economics Spokesperson and Special Advisor Patrick O’Flynn, who defected to the Social Democrat Party.

Former party leader Paul Nuttall, who briefly headed UKIP after Farage’s departure in 2016, quit as well.

UKIP elected 24 MEPs in the 2014 European Parliament Election. Now it’s left with just 9. Gerard Batten even said he was now “not sure” how many members of the European Parliament his party actually has.

With UKIP’s pro-Brexit march taking place in London, and the news of Farage’s exit, listener Aaron messaged into Benji Hyer’s radio show to say that he believes that UKIP didn’t take their chance to become an established force in British politics post-Brexit.

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Benji Hyer on the Future of UKIP

Benji Hyer responds to listener Aaron who believes that UKIP didn’t take their chance to become an established force in British politics post-Brexit. (2 minutes)



Listen to the full discussion from Benji Hyer's radio show…