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Matthew Stiles on WikiLeaks

17th November 2017 | Politics

Matthew Stiles on WikiLeaks

On his radio show every Thursday, Matthew Stiles breaks down some of the most contentious new stories from the past week and answers the questions you can’t quite work out the answers to…

In the past, WikiLeaks was a much-admired website and organisation, bringing transparency and objective whistleblowing to a world of secrecy.


Now, however, it seems as though they’re embroiled in secrecy of their own, with ever-mounting claims of a lack of internal transparency, as well as troubling allegations about actively supporting Donald Trump and influence from the Russian government.

In this segment of his show, Matt looks at the various claims and evidence against WikiPeaks and its highly controversial founder, Julian Assange. He examines their legacy and asks whether things will ever be the same after several years of tarnishing.

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Matthew Stiles on WikiLeaks

Matthew Stiles looks at the legacy of WikiLeaks and asks whether things will ever be the same after several years of tarnishing. (10 minutes)



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Hyer's Highlights: the Paradise Papers

13th November 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: the Paradise Papers

This week, the world witnessed its second biggest data leak ever: the Paradise Papers.

The ‘Paradise Papers’ refers to the leak of 13.4m files. Most of the documents – 6.8m – relate to a law firm and corporate services provider that operated together in 10 jurisdictions under the name Appleby.

The Paradise Papers focuses on companies and individuals, united by one thing: money. The Guardian states that “some of the world’s biggest multinationals feature in the leak, including Apple, Nike and Facebook.” Monaco-based British racing driver Lewis Hamilton was also caught up in the leak, guilty of avoiding VAT on his multi-million-pound private jet by exploiting tax rules in the Isle of Man.


Who is to blame: the government for allowing these loopholes to exist, or the tax avoiders for exploiting them to their financial advantage?

On Benji Hyer’s show, listener Olivia feels that it's morally incomprehensible for individuals or corporations to pay minimal tax and then expect solid, well-running public services.

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Benji Hyer on the Paradise Papers

Benji Hyer responds to listener Olivia who feels that it's morally incomprehensible for individuals or corporations to may minimal tax and then expect well-running public services. (3 minutes)

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)