Benji Hyer responds to listener Shona who feels that Brexit isn't about Parliament, and so the withdrawal vote only needs to be symbolic.
Parliament will be able to vote on a final deal with the European Union on the eve of Brexit. A big win, you may argue, for Parliamentary sovereignty and democracy, and for Gina Miller, who fought on these grounds. But David Davis confirmed that Britain will leave the EU without a deal if MPs vote down the final deal, a statement met with audible gasps in the House of Commons. Essentially, it will be too late to make any changes if the deal is not approved by Parliament, so in essence, it is it is not a meaningful vote, unless the government commits to extending Article 50 and going back to negotiating table in case of a no vote in order to improve the deal. Otherwise, we anticipate a situation whereby David Davis gets a poor deal, Parliament has to vote it through anyway or else the country faces the…
EDEN is the future - and his new album 'Vertigo' is the future too. Well, it's coming out in January 2018.
Pop Stop is W!ZARD Radio Media’s pop brand. We track thousands of emerging pop artists and use data to track their future growth. Then we play their music on-air (Fridays, 3pm BST) and write about them right here to introduce you to your next favourite artist.
In a world of a constant turn-table of indie-pop bops, very few artists On The Rise can claim a solid catalogue of high quality, meaningful tunes since 2015 (2 years before signing with a major label).
The Irish electronic musician and singer-songwriter (real name: Jonathan Ng – yes, his surname only has two letters and we love that) first appeared in 2015 when his track ‘Nocturne’ was released by SuicideSheep (linked to a very famous YouTube channel of similar name). From there, his brand of emo-pop-synth was established and worldwide domination has been the plan ever since.
Benji Hyer interviews the influential British campaigner and businesswoman about her challenge against the UK Government and Brexit
British campaigner and businesswoman Gina Miller has recently been voted as ‘the UK’s most influential black person’ by Powerlist, which recognises the achievements of those of African and African-Caribbean heritage.
And it’s not a surprise.
The Guyanese-born, British raised campaigner initiated the 2016 historical court case commonly known as “Miller’s Case” (formerly known as, “Miller vs Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union”) which, in the aftermath of the EU Referendum, saw Miller take on the British government by asking the High Court if it was legal to be triggering Article 50 (the law which signals the start of the EU exit process) without approval from Parliament.
Gina Miller’s challenge went all the way to the Supreme Court, and she won, with the court ruling that the UK Government must consult with Parliament before withdrawing from the EU.
Now, as a highly influential…
Is it fair to hold actors or politicians to account for actions which were viewed and judged differently decades ago?
Incidents of sexual harassment has been on the public’s mind for many years now – however, the most recent storm that begun in Hollywood is now sweeping through institutions in the UK, namely the Houses of Parliament, on both benches.
More and more victims of sexual assault are sharing their story, or rather more allegations – some still unproven – are being brought forward.
This week, a story broke about Sir Michael Fallon, the then-Defense Secretary, placing his hand on the leg of a journalist. Julia Hartley-Brewer made no complaints, but the fear of further cases being revealed was the catalyst for Fallon to resign, claiming his behaviour has “fallen short” in the past. Then newspapers began publishing the so-called ‘Tory sex dossier’, containing a list of MPs whose behaviour was of concern.
On Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, listener Isabella wrote in suggesting that…