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Hyer's Highlights: The Poppy

13th November 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: The Poppy

Today is Remembrance Sunday.

The United Kingdom partook in a minute’s silence commemorating those who served and gave their lives in World Wars and more recent conflicts. One way of showing respect and donating to the forces is by donning a famous red poppy.


But this week, Prospect Magazine’s Stephanie Boland claimed that poppies have become a test of patriotism for some, rather than a public expression of private feeling. She described the politicisation of the poppy, branding it as 'poppy Stalinism".

On Benji Hyer’s show, one listener, Thomas, argued that the poppy is an antiquated symbol which is losing relevance amongst young people, and it is time to provide an alternative to help engage individuals in its meaning.

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Benji Hyer on the Poppy

Benji Hyer responds to listener Thomas about the relevance of the poppy on Remembrance Sunday. (4 minutes)

Interview with Gina Miller

10th November 2017 | Politics

Interview with Gina Miller

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 businesswoman and campaigner, Miller sits at the heart of Brexit and has unparalleled insight into the state of the negotiations from both sides.

In a special, tell-all interview with Benji Hyer, Gina Miller spoke honestly and candidly about her challenge against the UK Government and reveals all about the state of the Brexit negotiations.

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Benji Hyer interviews Gina Miller

Benji Hyer hosts a special, tell-all interview with Gina Miller about her challenge against the UK Government and the state of the Brexit negotiations. (45 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Parliament's Problems

5th November 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Parliament's Problems

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 there needs to be “an entire overhaul of Parliament”. But, Benji Hyer feels that conflating issues sets a dangerous precedent.

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Benji Hyer on the recent Sexual Harassment storm

Benji Hyer responds to listener Isabella about the recent allegations regarding sexual assault in Hollywood and Parliament. (4 minutes)