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Hyer's Highlights: Brexit Bias at School

29th October 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Brexit Bias at School

Chris Heaton-Harris, a Conservative MP for Daventry and a staunch Eurosceptic, wrote to vice-chancellors at the start of this month asking for syllabuses, any online material, and most significantly, the names of any professors involved in teaching European affairs “with particular reference to Brexit”.

According to a YouGov survey, more than 80% of academics voted to remain, and many lecturers receive EU funding for research.


Universities were deplored, branding the letter as ‘McCarthyism’. Professor Kevin Featherstone, head of the European Institute at the LSE, was outraged: “The letter reflects a past of a McCarthyite nature. It smacks of asking: are you or have you ever been in favour of remain? There is clearly an implied threat that universities will somehow be challenged for their bias.

On his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer spoke to Leave voter Jake Scott, editor of ‘The Mallard’ (an online publication for conservative students) and former History & Political Science undergraduate who has experienced his fair share of lectures on Brexit.

Jake said that there is not so much an anti-Brexit bias amongst lecturers; the issue is more with the lack of open-minded Remainer students. Listen to the full discussion below.

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Benji Hyer on Brexit Bias at School

Benji Hyer speaks to Leave voter Jake Scott about the so-called Brexit bias at University, and where the issue is actually at. (7 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Mental Health (Part 2)

22nd October 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Mental Health (Part 2)

In line with W!ZARD Giving’s month of focus on mental health, and in light of the recent World Mental Health Day, there is a growing consensus that we need to broaden the debate from how to resolve mental health issues and on how to prevent them.

On Benji Hyer’s radio show, it was discussed whether our lives are becoming too stressful, and whether the pressures of school/university are all too overcoming.

Listener Riley argues that access to so much information all around us definitely doesn't help, and that with advent of technology, there is no such thing as actual escapism. Smartphones have been known to worsen mental health conditions, and perhaps it is time to view technology as more of a burden than a blessing.

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Benji Hyer on Mental Health

For a second time, Benji Hyer speaks about Mental Health - this time asking whether young people are under more pressure and stress than ever before. (5 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Brexit Situation

22nd October 2017 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Brexit Situation

Politicians assured us in the run up to the EU referendum that arranging a deal with the European Union would be simple and swift.

The situation is that a "no deal" is more likely than ever before. Labour's shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has warned that Brexit negotiations with the EU are heading for a "no deal" scenario, and the Spanish foreign minister acknowledged the impending reality of a "no deal".


The problem for Britain is that it is not the country it once was, writes listener Cameron. We don't have "build our own trains", produce "nuclear power", or make cars, most of which are owned by Japan, India or other European countries.

In response to a message on-air, Benji Hyer argues that the UK therefore doesn't hold a strong position in negotiations; and the fact is that European countries DON'T need us more than we need them.

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Benji Hyer on the Brexit Situation

Benji Hyer responds to a listener about the UK's Brexit negotiation stance and whether we are in a stronger position now than a year ago. (4 minutes)