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Hyer's Highlights: The benefits of leaving the EU

When Benji asked listeners to tell him the benefits of leaving the EU, Lee came back with an interesting point...

Hyer's Highlights: The benefits of leaving the EU


Benji Hyer

W!ZARD News Author

The UK voted for sovereignty. The UK voted for power.

But the period of British control is over. Its destiny is now in the hands of others.

The Prime Minister described the triggering as a “moment of celebration for some, disappointment for others”, acknowledging the 48% who wanted to stay in the EU for one of the first times.

In her letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May adopted a relatively conciliatory tone. Nonetheless, Tusk, in a brief statement, he admitted it was not “a happy day for him or for the EU and promised to begin arrangements for the UK’s “orderly withdrawal”, before wishing us goodbye.

For a lot of people, that was the first time they had seen Donald Tusk on TV, which has always been part of the problem. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking in Malta, also called it a “day of sadness”, whilst French President Francois Hollande said that while Brexit was “sentimentally painful” for and “economically painful” for Britain.

But Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, said he would not accept any attempt to “bargain” between trade and security, adding: “I think the security of our citizens is far too important to start a trade off from one for the other.” Equally, opposition MPs accused her of jeopardising public safety by attempting to use security co-operation as a “bargaining chip” in the forthcoming negotiations.

Benji Hyer asked listeners to tell him something good about the path the UK is heading down. One listener, Lee, had a sense of optimism. Here’s what happened.

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Benji Hyer on the perceived benefits of Brexit

Benji Hyer replies to listener Lee about the perceived benefits of the UK leaving the EU. (9 minutes)

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