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Hyer’s Highlights: The Underage Gambling Problem

26th November 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: The Underage Gambling Problem

The number of people aged under 18 in the UK who are classed as having a gambling problem has quadrupled to more than 50,000 in just two years.

The Gambling Commission has also suggested that 450,000 of those aged 11 to 16 in the UK bet regularly – that’s more than those who have taken drugs, smoked or drunk alcohol. That’s not just betting with friends; it’s slot machines and scratch-cards as well. Some even admitted using betting shops or online gambling sites despite them being illegal for under-18s.


Over the past 12 months, 39% of 11-16 year olds have spent their own money on gambling. A smaller yet still alarming percentage gambled using a parent of guardian’s account without their permission. Campaigner Bishop Alan Smith, called it a “generational scandal”. And Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson recently described gambling as a “public health emergency”.

On Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, he reached out to listeners for their personal experiences, and listener Max opened up about his gambling, but he denies addiction.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer on the Underage Gambling Problem

Benji Hyer responds to listener Max who opened up about his personal experience with underage gambling. (3 minutes)



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

Hyer’s Highlights: Where the US goes from here...

13th November 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Where the US goes from here...

In the space of one week, the United States has witnessed historic mid-term election results, a frenetic press conference in which Donald Trump clashed with a CNN White House correspondent – (followed by the President’s Press Secretary tweeting a doctored video alleging that the reporter sexually assaulted a female intern) – and the potentially unconstitutional firing of the Attorney General in an apparent attempt to undermine investigations into supposed Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


Mr Trump didn’t stop the controversy there: he also blamed Barack Obama for America’s lack of safety, claimed that not enough was being done to tackle Californian wildfires even though he reduced funds for forest management, and he failed to turn up to one of the memorial services in Paris commemorating the centenary of World War I because it was raining.

Discussing the direction of the United States from here on Benji Hyer's radio show, listener Scott said that he believes that it's almost impossible to keep up with everything Trump says, and that this is exactly the President’s tactic, because it means he can get away with misleading the public as nobody can tell truth from lies anymore.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer on Where the US goes from here

Benji Hyer responds to listener Scott on the President's tactics and where the US should go from here. (2 minutes)



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

Hyer’s Highlights: Jo Johnson Resigns

13th November 2018 | Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Jo Johnson Resigns

Minister for Transport Jo Johnson (and brother of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson), has resigned from his role arguing that Theresa May's planned deal is "completely unsustainable" and "irrevocably stupid", and in doing so he called for a vote on the final Brexit deal, stating that it would be a "democratic travesty" if we didn’t hold one.

He also declared that his brother Boris’s Leave campaign was a "fantasy set of promises that have been shown up for what they were" and that "inflicting such serious economic and political harm on the country will leave an indelible impression of incompetence in the minds of the public".


To make matters worse for the government, ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis said he believes that the Prime Minister will probably lose a Commons vote on her final Brexit deal, prompting Conservative MP Dominic Grieve to suggest that "we are heading for the biggest peace time crisis we have ever seen".

Former leaders of Britain – from John Major, to Tony Blair, to Gordon Brown – have pushed for the people to have their say again on Brexit, but when discussing the issue on Benji Hyer's SUnday radio show, listener Isabella stated that it would be best to trust our current leaders instead, an opinion which Benji strongly contested.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer on Jo Johnson's Resignation

Benji Hyer responds to listener Isabella on whether there should be a referendum on the final Brexit deal. (3 minutes)



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