Peter Bingle believes Iain McNicol’s resignation as Labour Party Secretary-General has the potential to trigger a chain reaction that will see the face of British politics redrawn. The key question, though, is whether Labour moderates have the gumption to stand up and follow their conviction.
'Keep calm and carry on', an overused idiom but applicable nonetheless. Tory MPs must retain their sanity, calm down and recognise that whether they like it or not Theresa May is the best and only hope of their party winning a majority at the next general election.
With the Party ahead in the polls, the only serious threat to the Conservatives winning the next election is division among its ranks. If the Party’s mutinous backbenchers overcome their self-importance they may just win the next election says Peter Bingle.
A directionless government and Brexit fatigue are causing the public, including the Tory base, to lose their will to live. The government needs an exciting and visionary domestic policy agenda to reinvigorate the British public and get their heart beating again.
That was probably the worst ever speech by a party leader in any country since time began. May’s credibility is in tatters. She must resign. Sir Michael Fallon should step up to the plate, says Peter Bingle.
The Tories need to learn to trust the Prime Minister and her Brexit Secretary to secure a good Brexit deal and start to focus on those bread and butter issues which really matter to most voters, says Peter Bingle.
London politics is about to enter a challenging and potentially very dark age. Development needs to happen. Homes need to be built; Peter Bingle asks who is going to be brave enough to take control of the situation to deliver?
A reputation for efficient and competent governance has helped the Conservative Party set itself apart from the Labour Party, but the recent general election result and ensuing Government chaos means this reputation is waning, says Peter Bingle.
To turn their electoral misfortunes around, London Tories need to declare unilateral declaration of independence from the national party in the same way that Scottish Tories have done so under Ruth Davidson. Greg Hands is the man for the job, says Peter Bingle.
Labour’s hypocrisy over the Tory-DUP agreement is contemptible and the argument that it compromises the government's neutrality in trying to bring about the return of power sharing in the Province is false. Nobody wants a return to the bad old days, argues Peter Bingle.
The Chancellor's National Insurance blunder may prove the costliest of his life. Peter Bingle is left wondering whether 'Spreadsheet Phil's' instincts for self-preservation are stronger than his obstinate logicality?
While sometimes necessary, state intervention such as that prescribed by the Prime Minister over the weekend is not without its risks. If left unfettered, state bureaucracy can threaten individual freedom, argues Peter Bingle.
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