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Hyer’s Highlights: Kavanaugh’s Hearing

2nd October 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Kavanaugh’s Hearing

The Brett Kavanaugh hearing was defining.

The story took over headlines around the world, and you can understand why. The US Supreme Court generally is a big deal, for its decisions have a profound impact on American society and the judges serve lifetime terms, allowing them to leave a legacy on the country.

But this case was even more significant, for three reasons. One was that it would tip the balance of the Supreme Court in favour of conservatives, potentially for decades to come. Secondly, Kavanaugh has a very lax approach when it comes to Presidential power (which is why President Trump nominated him in the first place). And thirdly, because of the astonishing testimony of psychology professor Dr Christine Blasey Ford, who claims that she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh in the summer of 1982.


Using a message from listener Amanda, on his Sunday radio show Benji Hyer boldly suggested that the biggest impediment to a Kavanaugh appointment is not this assault allegation, but instead his discreditable conduct during the hearing.

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Benji Hyer on Brett Kavanaugh's Hearing

Benji Hyer responds to listener Amanda, boldly suggesting that the biggest impediment to a Kavanaugh appointment is not this assault allegation, but instead his discreditable conduct during the hearing. (4 minutes)



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

Hyer’s Highlights: Labour’s Confused Brexit Stance

2nd October 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Labour’s Confused Brexit Stance

During the final week of September, Labour held their annual conference in Liverpool.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell begun the conference by revealing a motion for the party's debate on Brexit. Essentially, the document said that if Parliament votes down Theresa May's deal and there is no resulting general election, only then does campaigning for another public vote on Brexit become an option, and the people would have to choose between a deal or no deal.


Then it was the turn of Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, who, in contrast to McDonnell, announced that Labour would not rule out of option of Remain in a second referendum.

Later, in Corbyn's speech, the Leader of the Opposition pled for party unity and made a dramatic offer to Theresa May to do a deal providing she agreed to the UK staying in a customs union.

We ended the party conference with no greater idea of Labour's alternative plan for Brexit than we had before.


Discussing Labour’s confusing stance on Benji Hyer’s radio show, Benny was amongst swathes of Labour supporters tuning in who was left frustrated by the conference, venting his exasperation in a message which Benji read out on air.

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Benji Hyer on Labour's Confused Brexit Stance

Benji Hyer responds to listener Benny who was left frustrated by the Labour Party conference. (5 minutes)

Hyer’s Highlights: An Exit From Brexit

25th September 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: An Exit From Brexit

With both her Conservative party conference on the horizon, and an exit from the EU looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May needed a good week during crucial talks in Salzburg, Austria.

Alas, it was not to be. May, as she so often has done, left the summit humiliated.


The UK government had assumed that these meetings would effectively result in an olive branch from the EU, and further confirmation of her Brexit plans. Instead, she was faced with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker describing the UK-EU relationship as two hugging hedgehogs, followed by European Council President Donald Tusk saying that May's suggested relationship with the EU "risks undermining the single market" and that her Chequers arrangement simply "won't work".

Discussing whether the UK should essentially “exit Brexit” on Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, listener Alex suggested that the UK should simply walk away from negotiations and only return to the table post-Brexit, however Benji thought this would be a foolish approach.

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Benji Hyer on an Exit from Brexit

Benji Hyer responds to listener Alex who suggested that the UK should walk away from Brexit negotiations and return to the table post-Brexit. (2 minutes)