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Hyer’s Highlights: Emily Thornberry For Labour Leader?

25th September 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Emily Thornberry For Labour Leader?

Newspaper “The Evening Standard” has written that Labour's Emily Thornberry is well placed to be the country's third female Prime Minister.

And the more you read about her, the more it becomes clear that the Shadow Foreign Secretary has certainly played her cards right. She is close to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and seen as an ally, without actually being a Corbynista herself, impressively staying out of all the party's far-Left controversial shenanigans.


She also calls her constituency neighbour "completely lovely", but at the same time makes it clear that she regularly disagrees with him. She actually voted against Jeremy Corbyn in the 2015 leadership election, opting instead for Yvette Cooper. Therefore, many feel that she is appropriately positioned to garner the Corbyn voters, and well as those in holding the centre ground of politics, particularly in the middle-class.

Discussing the potential of an Emily Thornberry leadership on Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, listener Abbie agreed that "Labour needs a massive change" and "if Emily Thornberry can deliver" those changes, then "she's as good a leader as any!" But, although Benji believes that Thornberry is far more electable than Corbyn, he warns not to get too ahead of ourselves…

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Benji Hyer on Emily Thornberry

Benji Hyer responds to listener Abbie who thinks that if Emily Thornberry can deliver a massive change to Labour, she should replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader. (3 minutes)

Hyer’s Highlights: Bannon Gets Uninvited

11th September 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Bannon Gets Uninvited

Ex-editor of right wing news publication Breitbart and President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has been disinvited from the New Yorker Festival after a high-profile backlash over his scheduled appearance.

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary, described inviting Bannon as the “normalisation of bigotry”. Since leaving the White House, Bannon has continued to vocally support far-right political causes around the globe, including championing a Europe-wide populist so-called “supergroup”.


On Benji Hyer’s Sunday show, listeners debated whether banning the likes of Bannon sets a dangerous precedent of driving extreme views “underground”, or – instead – if it prevents the further spreading those views to more people.

American listener Conrad was determined to point out that “driving people like Bannon and Trump underground is how we got President Trump in the first place”. However, Benji Hyer felt that it was the other way around, and that giving Trump’s controversial views significant exposure was key to his Presidential victory.

Whilst free speech is essential, some opinions simply should not be tolerated or accepted in modern discourse.

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Benji Hyer on Bannon's Dis-Invitation

Benji Hyer responds to listener Conrad who suggests that driving people like Bannon and Trump underground is how Trump became President in the first place. (4 minutes)

Hyer’s Highlights: Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

11th September 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

One would assume that the biggest story coming out of the US this week would be Nike making the poster-boy of the NFL kneeling movement, Colin Kaepernick, the face of their new advertising campaign – a move which has caused both high praise of the brand, and also significant backlash, including some Americans burning their Nike products.

But this was largely overshadowed by two publications in relation to President Trump: firstly, a Bob Woodward book (the journalist who broke the Watergate story) revealing the inner goings-on of the White House, directly followed by an anonymous New York Times newspaper opinion editorial written by somebody from high up within the administration.


Both extraordinary pieces have instigated a conversation over whether they will help shape the demise of the Trump Presidency.

Discussing this on Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, listener Lewis wasn’t entirely convinced that this week’s breaking news will land a major blow to the President. Benji asesses this claim and examines whether Trump is in fact more impotent than presumed.

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Benji Hyer on Trupm's Very Bad Week

Benji Hyer responds to listener Lewis who isn't convinced that this week's breaking news will land a major blow to President Trump. (4 minutes)