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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)

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)