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Hyer's Highlights: What's Next for Islamic State?

16th July 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: What's Next for Islamic State?

It is almost exactly three years since the so-called Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed a caliphate following an ISIS sweep through large areas of Iraq and Syria.


Yet on Monday, Islamic State was evicted from the last parcel of land that it controlled in the city of Mosul. A battle that began 266 days ago has finally concluded with intense house-to-house fighting and a last stand which finally liberated the city.

But, the good does from Mosul does not prove the end of ISIS. The jihadists may be losing their territorial bases; however, their warped ideology has not been vanquished.


Benji Hyer asked listeners if the loss in Mosul spells the end of the jihadi terrorist organisation. Here’s what listener Jessica thinks should happen to truly get rid of ISIS.

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Benji Hyer on What's Next for ISIS

Benji Hyer replies to listener Jessica who thinks she knows  what truly needs to happen to get rid of ISIS. (4 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Tuition Fees

16th July 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Tuition Fees

This is only going to end one way” writes Lord Adonis, Labour peer and one of the architects of an earlier version of tuition fees as Tony Blair’s former heads of policy.

Almost no-one inside or outside government thinks that tuition fees will survive. In my view, fees have now become so politically diseased that they should be abolished entirely.


The debate surrounding tuition fees has re-entered the headlines and there seems to have been a huge sea-change in attitudes surrounding the topic, particularly after the new “indefensible” interest rates of 6.1% on loans. Indeed, Jeremy Corbyn fought much of his election campaign on the promise to scrap fees entirely and write-off all student debt to the tune of a staggering £76bn.

The system is broken. Students can hardly afford to pay of the fees as they rise with inflation.


Listener Harry messaged in to say that the current model is still fair, but Benji Hyer failed to agree.

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Benji Hyer on Tuition Fees

Benji Hyer replies to listener Harry who feels that the current tuition fee model is fair. (4 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: First Past The Post Has To Go

11th June 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: First Past The Post Has To Go

In recent years, smaller parties have played a huge role in British politics.

The Liberal Democrats were in a government coalition for five years, the SNP successfully fought for a Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014, and UKIP drove the campaign for Brexit last year. Even the DUP will have significant influence in months to come as they prop up May’s Tory minority.


But with over 80% of people voting for Conservatives or Labour in this election, we are re-entering two-party politics.

Benji Hyer replied to listener Stephen who feels that this is down to our unfair First-Past-The-Post voting system.

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Benji Hyer on First Past The Post

Benji Hyer replies to listener Stephen who feels that the recent General Election shows how unfair the UK's voting system is. (3 minutes)