Peter Bingle

August 5, 2019

Westminster: End of term report

With MPs now on their Summer holiday after a pretty amazing few months, Peter Bingle looks at where things stand in Westminster.
July 11, 2019

Labour’s big Brexit blunder

The Labour Party has voted for a policy which even the most third rate adviser must realise is a massive error of judgment, warns Peter Bingle.
July 9, 2019

Does the Tory Party have a death wish?

The Conservative Party is facing a stark choice, says Peter Bingle - to support Boris and regain the political initiative or destroy itself.
April 3, 2019

The game is up Prime Minister

The chances of the Prime Minister consummating her new-found friendship with Jezza are slim. However, the talks may be so terrifying to Tory rebels that they finally vote for the PM’s withdrawal agreement, says Peter Bingle.
December 18, 2018

Our political system is bankrupt. It needs reform.

Peter Bingle believes 2018 was the year that showed our political system is broken.
December 11, 2018

The political class has failed us

The Brexit vote on 23rd June 2016 was a cry of despair from the dispossessed and the wretched. They wanted a new world. The political class has betrayed them. What will happen to that anger? Look at the streets of Paris, warns Peter Bingle.
October 14, 2018

May’s political prance with death

Peter Bingle believes talk of a general election before Christmas is misplaced. But what is clear is that there is no way the government can last until 2022.
October 4, 2018

Theresa May’s stay of execution

The Tory Party has given the Prime Minister a stay of execution, but the final outcome will be just as bloody, warns Peter Bingle.
September 13, 2018

Tory crisis was perfectly avoidable

If the Tory Party was a family pet it would be taken to a local vet and put down out of kindness, says Peter Bingle.
August 15, 2018

BoJo’s time has come

Peter Bingle believes Boris Johnson's time has come. He is the Tory politician most likely to deliver all northern Brexit marginals whilst being the genuine voice of liberal England. He stands unchallenged.
April 22, 2018

Local elections 2018: runners and riders

With polling day fast approaching, Peter Bingle sets out his views on the campaign so far and the likely winners and losers in the forthcoming local elections. 
February 24, 2018

McNicol’s resignation could redraw British politics

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.
January 22, 2018

Tories: Keep calm and carry on!

'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.
December 19, 2017

Self-importance threatens Tory victory

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.
November 13, 2017

Putney shows Tories down, but not out

The success of the Tories in last Thursday’s Putney council by-election suggests the assumption that there will inevitably be a Tory collapse in May 2018 could be wide of the mark, says Peter Bingle.
November 9, 2017

Only a radical reshuffle can save the Tories now

A reshuffle would inject competence and inspiration into this floundering Government, writes Peter Bingle. 
October 25, 2017

Weakened Theresa May must walk if she wants a deal

If she wants a deal, Theresa May must summon the courage to walk away, writes Peter Bingle
October 16, 2017

Tory voters losing will to live

 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.
October 4, 2017

Long knives should be drawn

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.
October 3, 2017

May must go

Peter Bingle explains that the Prime Minister’s failure to sack Boris Johnson, together with her disastrous media performance over the weekend, has led him to the conclusion she must resign.
September 25, 2017

Brexit fatigue. Time for some Tory vision. 

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.
September 13, 2017

London’s development dark age

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?
August 2, 2017

Some advice for the Prime Minister…

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.
July 10, 2017

Hands to the rescue!

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.
June 27, 2017

Three Cheers and Two Hail Marys for the DUP Deal…

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. 
June 15, 2017

May’s reshuffle: an appeal for calm

At first sight the PM's limited reshuffle suggests business as usual following last week's general election. Nothing could be further than the truth, argues Peter Bingle.
June 6, 2017

Election 2017: where did it all go wrong?

With the country’s 2017 snap election drawing to a conclusion, Peter Bingle offers readers a retrospective analysis on its highs and lows.
May 6, 2017

What the local election results mean

Peter Bingle analyses the implication of the local election results, both for country and the future of Britain’s political parties.
April 28, 2017

Labour’s London fiefdom is under siege

As 8 June draws ever closer, Peter Bingle discusses the shifting tectonic plates of London politics.
April 18, 2017

What does the PM’s decision mean for the country?

Peter Bingle discusses the implications of the Prime Minister’s decision to call an early general election.
April 18, 2017

Labour MPs – abandon ship!

Peter Bingle asks why Labour MPs appear disinterested in taking any action to save themselves and their party ahead of the 2020 general election.
April 7, 2017

Give parents choice over children’s future

It is a fundamental tenet of being a Tory that a citizen should be free to spend their taxed income according to their own beliefs and aspirations, argues Peter Bingle.
March 20, 2017

Prepare for a snap election

Peter Bingle asks whether the concatenation of recent issues has helped manufacture the perfect rationale for the Prime Minister to call an early election?
March 17, 2017

Osborne inspired choice as ES editor

Peter Bingle believes Lebedev's appointment of George Osborne as Editor of the Evening Standard is not just inspired; it's genius.
March 13, 2017

The Rise & Fall of Philip Hammond

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?
March 1, 2017

Ravi Govindia – a champion of local politics

Politics is a special business, says Peter Bingle. There are many players who are eminently forgettable. Ravi Govindia is not one of them. His CBE is richly deserved.
February 24, 2017

The Tory Party’s northern revival begins

The Tory victory in Copeland is a sure sign of the public’s endorsement of Theresa May’s brand of Conservatism, and a brutal rejection of Corbynism, says Peter Bingle.
February 21, 2017

Simon Fletcher: a resignation that matters

Peter Bingle argues Simon Fletcher’s resignation as Jeremy Corbyn’s Director of Campaigns is that very rare thing in politics: a resignation that matters.
February 14, 2017

The NHS is broken and needs replacing

The time has come for politicians to admit to the public that the NHS as we know it is broken and that a new healthcare system is needed, argues Peter Bingle.
February 7, 2017

Trump bashing hinders Brexit

Theresa May’s failure to reprimand her MPs for gratuitously insulting the President of the United States is harming our alliance at a time when we need it more than ever, says Peter Bingle.
January 30, 2017

Is Labour drawing its dying breath?

A paradox has emerged amidst all the post-referendum madness: as the Tories continue to capture the public mood, Labour has set course for total self-annihilation, says Peter Bingle.
January 23, 2017

Democracy is under siege. Can you help?

The democratic process is being undermined by an increasing unwillingness among the losing parties to accept the verdict of the ballot box, says Peter Bingle.
January 18, 2017

May takes back control of the Brexit agenda

Theresa May has wrestled back control of the Brexit Agenda. Her prize will be a massive overall majority at the next election, says Peter Bingle.
January 9, 2017

Beware the threat of ‘The Shared Society’

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.
January 4, 2017

State of the modern Brexit nation

Six months after the country’s momentous decision to leave the European Union, Peter Bingle assesses the state of modern Brexit Britain.
December 19, 2016

Peter B’s political predictions for 2017

Peter Bingle sets out his political predictions for 2017…
December 14, 2016

It’s time to end union militancy

The time has come for the government to ban strikes in the public sector and in those industries, such as the railways, that receive a public subsidy, says Peter Bingle.
December 9, 2016

Top five lessons from the Sleaford by-election

Peter Bingle sets out five important lessons we can take from the Sleaford & North Hykeham by-election.
December 2, 2016

Zac Goldsmith: A fitting end to a failed career

Many politicians briefly sparkle before being engulfed in failure, disappointment and anonymity. Zac Goldsmith is another name to add to this list, says Peter Bingle.
November 23, 2016

Trump’s reinvention of politics

As the left remains beset by collective amnesia, Trump promises to take the political class on a four-year rollercoaster as he sets about reinventing politics as we know it, says Peter Bingle.
November 15, 2016

A new political dawn is breaking

Wagner’s The Ring Cycle is proving to be an all too accurate metaphor for the political turmoil in which we now find ourselves.
November 9, 2016

Trump’s victory echoes here at home

Trump's victory offers profound lessons for both sides of the Atlantic. Change is coming, says Peter Bingle.
November 4, 2016

Brexiteers’ contempt for judicial independence

The Tory Party is nothing if it does not respect, defend and fight for an independent judiciary, says Peter Bingle.
October 31, 2016

How to reclaim metropolitan Britain

The London Borough of Wandsworth is a shining example of how radical modern Toryism works in practice in an inner-city area, says Peter Bingle.
October 24, 2016

Is next year General Election year?

The Prime Minister lacks the support she needs in the Commons to deliver the will of the British people. She must, therefore, call an early general election, says Peter Bingle.
October 17, 2016

Time to pay MPs a decent wage

Peter Bingle argues the meagre rations handed out to politicians mean the best and the brightest no longer aspire to become MPs because they can’t afford to do so.
October 13, 2016

Labour’s disconnect from English voters

Peter Bingle argues the Labour Party is disconnected from English voters, at a time when the party needs their support more than ever.
October 5, 2016

The Tories are once again the workers’ Party

Peter Bingle argues Labour is now the voice of the wealthy metropolitan liberal elite. The Tories are once again the Workers' Party.
October 3, 2016

Are we on course for a 2017 General Election?

Peter Bingle argues the introduction of a Great Repeal Bill means the odds on a general election and a substantial Tory overall majority next year have shortened drastically.
September 26, 2016

The Labour Party is officially dead

Labour is dead; in its place stands a new Corbynist party the likes of which have not been seen before in British politics, argues Peter Bingle.
September 21, 2016

Corbyn and Trump: two unlikely bedfellows

Both Corbyn and Trump are unlikely bedfellows in a political movement which is shaking the very foundations of mainstream politics, argues Peter Bingle.
September 14, 2016

Cameron never cared for the Tory Party

Peter Bingle believes David Cameron’s decision to stand down as an MP offers a broader insight into the former Prime Minister’s character.
September 8, 2016

Labour’s demise is the country’s loss

A Labour Party in disarray is a tragedy for the Body Politic, argues Peter Bingle.
August 31, 2016

George and Dave’s political legacy

Peter Bingle considers the political legacy of former Prime Minister David Cameron and his Chancellor George Osborne.
August 24, 2016

Will Sadiq Khan be the next Labour leader?

Peter Bingle discusses the political implications of the London Mayor’s decision to publicly back Owen Smith in the Labour leadership campaign.
August 15, 2016

Are these the Tory Party’s halcyon days?

While the British political landscape is dominated by uncertainty, Peter Bingle argues we are entering a period of hegemony for the Conservative Party.
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