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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