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Hyer's Highlights: Windrush Scandal

27th April 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Windrush Scandal

About 70 years ago, thousands of people (are known as the Windrush generation) arrived in the UK as children in the first wave of Commonwealth immigration.

The citizens already living in the UK were given indefinite leave to remain. Additionally, they came from British colonies that had not yet achieved independence, so they grew up here believing that they were British citizens.


However, the Home Office did not keep a record of those granted leave to remain or issue any paperwork confirming it, meaning it is difficult for the individuals to now prove they are in the UK legally. Recent changes to immigration law by Theresa May from 2012 require people to have documentation to work, rent a property or access benefits; these have consequently highlighted the issue and left 10s of 1000s of people fearful about their jobs, healthcare rights and status in the UK.

On Benji Hyer's Sunday radio show, Daniel, along with others, feels that this is “a disgrace”, blaming previous governments as well. Benji acknowledges that Labour bears some responsibility too, calling for an immediate cross-party approach.

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Benji Hyer on the Windrush Scandal

Benji Hyer responds to listener Daniel about the government's role in the Windrush scandal. (3 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: North Korea Denuclearisation

27th April 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: North Korea Denuclearisation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he has suspended all intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down a nuclear test site.

After six nuclear tests, North Korea may feel it does not need to upgrade its existing designs. The surprise announcement comes as North Korea prepares for historic talks with South Korean counterparts for the first inter-Korean summit in over a decade, and Kim Jong-un is also due to meet US President Donald Trump by June. Both South Korea and the United States have been pushing Pyongyang to denuclearise and they reacted positively to the latest development Trump, who took credit for developments, tweeted that “this is very good news for North Korea and the world”.


Additionally, whilst foreign governments have become used to North Korea’s way with words when it comes to insulting its foes – previously calling Trump a “dotard”, Obama a “pimp”, and a former South Korean leader “an old witch and a prostitute” – the insults have now largely faded. Some experts therefore point to a potential softening in tones from North Korea.

On Benji Hyer's Sunday radio show, listener Mikey messaged in to say that he feels that all this still won’t lead to peace in the region, because all it means is that North Korea are satisfied with their nuclear arsenal. And Benji agreed that this is a win-win scenario for the Kim regime.

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Benji Hyer on North Korean Denuclearisation

Benji Hyer responds to listener Mikey about whether North Korea is ready for denuclearisation. (3 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Zuckerberg In Congress

17th April 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Zuckerberg In Congress

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has faced a Congressional hearing with Senators, who questioned him on his company’s data policies following the Cambridge Analytica revelations.

He admitted mistakes and regrets, and also apologised for not taking responsibility to avoid foreign interference in elections.


On Benji Hyer's Sunday radio show, a debate ensued over whether Facebook should be regulated. As much as listeners were furious at Facebook, listeners such as Michaela felt strongly that it was down to all of us to read the user agreements, and in truth, the fact that so few people do shows that we “don’t care that much” about our data.

Benji agrees that it’s time to start taking responsibility for the amount of data we give Facebook and other companies.

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Benji Hyer on Facebook's Data Problem

Benji Hyer responds to listener Michaela about Facebook's problem with data, and our problem with giving them all of ours. (3 minutes)