Monthly Archives: February 2011

Prick Me – Do I not bleed?

A couple of weeks ago I took part in a BBC Local Radio phone in (not Radio Merseyside) about how much councillors get paid. I gave a description of what I do for the £10,200 I get as a councillor … Continue reading

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The State of the Party – A Personal Perspective

I spent about 20 minutes yesterday talking to a BBC journalist giving her background opinions about the state of the Party before the Party Conference in Sheffield. Unsurprisingly I was upbeat. The cynical would tell me that that is what … Continue reading

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Will Cameron’s Minnows make a difference?

The shape of ‘Big Society’ activism is beginning to take shape with job adverts starting to appear for the 5,000 volunteer organisers. £20,000 a year – presumably plus on costs – is a lot of money or three tenths of … Continue reading

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Sunday Express Blunders Again

You’ve probably never heard of Ted Jeory – he’s a reporter for the Sunday Express. I have never bought the Sunday Express my preference has always been Andrex! Mr Jeory cannot seem to get a fact right. In his paper … Continue reading

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Why I will still champion the Public Sector

So the crusader of the Sunday Express yesterday squeaked not roared. They produced a story which was no story because their Tory masters told them to. To recap, as you won’t have bought the paper (neither did I), Erica and … Continue reading

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Tory Dirty Tricks Department versus the Kemp Operation!

Regular readers of this blog and my tweets (cllrkemp@twitter.com) will be aware that right wing newspapers have been trying to dig into my personal finances and those of my wife since the President of my fan club – Grant Shapps … Continue reading

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Our Letter to the Times

  From the Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Local Government 6th Floor, Local Government House Smith Square  London, SW1P 3HZ   Phone: 020 7664 3235 email: libdem@local.gov.uk   Sir, Local government is playing its part in tackling the country’s … Continue reading

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Big Society still means nothing to me.

  I have spent today at a structured think tanky workshop thingy looking at local society with a clear emphasis on localism and the ‘Big Society. It was interesting to do this the day after Liverpool stopped being a Vanguard … Continue reading

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Three Questions for my mate Eric

  Press Release From the Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Local Government   Kemp Welcomes WSF Report on Rationalisation of Council Buildings Cllr Richard Kemp, the Vice Chair of the LGA and Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Local … Continue reading

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I’ve just met some very nice people in the CITY!

Fed up with bankers? Think that everyone in the City is trying to shaft us? So did I until today went I spent most of the day with CCLA. If you have not heard of them but are connected with … Continue reading

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