Author Archives: richardkemp

About richardkemp

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. Deputy Chair and Lib Dem Spokesperson on the LGA Community Wellbeing Board. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp CBE with three children and four grandchildren.

Should the pensions age rise in the UK and worldwide?

All our third age citizens should be able to have a decent, warm and comfortable retirement but that raises basic questions about how the state and the individual will pay for it. I’ve been thinking about retirement recently although I … Continue reading

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Another day, another scandal at cash hit Liverpool Council

A crude estimate is that it will take 30 years for the Council to recover its investment in this site and that is before services like a school and other public building are added. On Wednesday I will be raising … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council to draw up new standards for openness and transparency

I am pleased that last the Council unanimously agreed a Lib Dem amendment that will begin the process of bringing openness and transparency into our proceedings Last night Liverpool City Council agreed an amendment that I moved on behalf of … Continue reading

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Politics and Sport – some thoughts 

This Welsh supporter’s hat was taken off Welsh supporters going into their first game by officials because it supports gay pride. If you host global events, you should deal with global beliefs and not suppress them As those that know … Continue reading

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Public Sector Bodies Should Review twitter and other accounts

Last week people joined up to Mastodon at the rate of 11,000 an hour. I am not, at this stage advocating that we withdraw from Twitter, although many have. However, we do need a Plan B if the situation continues … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council Budget document hides 12 years of Labour blundering

Jeremy Hunt is making a Parliamentary Statement today which could make the cuts of £73 million + proposed for Liverpool even worse. The Liverpool Council budget document which was issued last night is a calamitous document for Liverpool. The £73 … Continue reading

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The price of 42 days of the incompetent Truss Government – £33 billion!

This dim duo cost us more than £33 billion in the short-term in just 42 days. How much more we may never know but the consequences will haunt us for years to come So now we have been told by … Continue reading

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The flag of Freedom flies over Kherson

Two young people married in Kyiv and celebrating their love in their Country I have spent much of the last 20 minutes with tears in my eyes as I have watched a series of news broadcasts about the liberation of … Continue reading

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What should us Brits make of the American Elections?

Thanks Joe Biden and all the people who flocked to support rational and reasonable Blue candidates earlier this week. It has put a spring in the step of so many people Well, the first thing is obvious. The red wave … Continue reading

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Do we need a new social media route for messaging?

Like many Liberal Democrats I have been viewing with concern the developments at Twitter where it appears that a right-wing takeover of the Company could damage its reasonably justifiable claim that it is a platform for free speech but where … Continue reading

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