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Hyer's Highlights: A fresh start for Zimbabwe?

26th November 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: A fresh start for Zimbabwe?

93-year-old now former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has finally resigned after 37 years in power. He will be succeeded by President-designate Emmerson Mnangagwa.

This is wonderful news for the African state, which has suffered economic woes and oppression since the 1980s. You can hear the joy and jubilation around the country, an outpouring of elation not witnessed in decades. This follows a turbulent week, beginning with Mugabe’s sacking by his own party, then him not resigning during resignation speech, then eventually culminating in his resignation after impeachment proceedings got underway and after more than 100,000 Zimbabweans took to the streets to “show support for the war veterans and the military” who begun a coup against the President.


It appears at this point that Mugabe will nonetheless be offered impunity. On his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer asked listeners if Zimbabwe will now change for the better. However, some listeners could not get passed the offer of impunity and are not too pleased.

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Benji Hyer on Zimbabwe's Fresh Start

Benji Hyer responds to listeners who were not too pleased that Robert Mugabe will be offered impunity as part of his impeachment. (4 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Autumn Budget 2017

26th November 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Autumn Budget 2017

On Wednesday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond presented his annual budget.

A big positive for Hammond and the government is that it was not a disaster, unlike last Budget with all its infamous u-turns. He wasn’t exactly inspiring in his address, but he efficiently stuck a plaster on the NHS and housing complaints, and the anxieties expressed by younger voters at the past election.


So, no howlers, which is good for the Tories. Instead, we saw the deliverance of much needed cash for Brexit, a reversal on Universal Credit, thereby fixing former Tory blunders, and also funding other sectors of the economy. Plus, a headline grabber on stamp duty.

On his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer was joined in the studio by Saul Nagus, a graduate working in the 'risk' department of a top London insurance firm to assess the impact of the Budget on the economy.

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Benji Hyer on the Autumn Budget 2017

Benji Hyer is joined by graduate Saul Nagus to discuss the impact of the Autumn Budget 2017 on the economy. (8 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Brexit Withdrawal Vote

19th November 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Brexit Withdrawal Vote

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 chaos of a no deal cliff-edge Brexit, and then David Davis can say that Parliament endorsed his deal, legitimising the decision and apportioning blame to everyone but himself.


The proposal is sounding very much like a token gesture and Davis’s offer is being branded as a sham concession – with some suggesting that he is treating the Commons as a post-hoc afterthought rather than a source of genuine scrutiny.

On Benji Hyer’s show, listener Shona believed that “Brexit isn’t about Parliament” and so the Parliamentary vote should only be a symbolic rubber stamp. Benji Hyer had some strong words to say in response…

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Benji Hyer on the Brexit Withdrawal Vote

Benji Hyer responds to listener Shona who feels that Brexit isn't about Parliament, and so the withdrawal vote only needs to be symbolic. (5 minutes)