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Hyer’s Highlights: An Exit From Brexit

Benji Hyer calls for British PM Theresa May to adapt and come to a Brexit solution before the March 2019 deadline.

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…

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Politics

Hyer’s Highlights: Emily Thornberry For Labour Leader?

Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has positioned herself as a potential new Labour leader… but is she right for the job?

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…

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Music

Interview with Casey Lowry

Following up from single Trampoline, Casey Lowry is taking the nation's attention with new single Me & You

You could be mistaken for thinking that the lyrics to Casey Lowry’s recent single – ‘Me & You’ – were about the man himself.

Describing how an ex-girlfriend’s gran “used to make jokes about how we looked the same, ‘cause my hair was so long, my features look feminine”, these lyrics have gripped a tight fanbase into the story of a love lost and, whilst the lyrics are actually about Casey’s similarly-looking friend (and not about himself, he insists), that doesn’t make the track feel any less personal.


The indie singer-songwriter (signed to Access Records, a division of the management company responsible for the likes of Rita Ora, Madison Beer, Jack & Jack and model Winnie Harlow) first took the UK’s attention with his single ‘Trampoline’ in 2017 – a track which has, to date, racked up nearly 500,000 streams on Spotify.

With his new…
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