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.

Liverpool must apologise for the fractional investment fiasco

Two things that have happened in the past week have caused me to believe that now is the time for Liverpool Council to apologise to the thousands of people who have lost money in failed property investments in our city. … Continue reading

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David Amess – we salute you

Sir David Amess was a Tory which does not mean that I either did or should have hated him. There are many Tories that I do loathe and despise but he was never one of them. He’d been around for … Continue reading

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Tory blunders cost tens of thousands of lives

The British government waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, missing a chance to contain the disease and leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths, a parliamentary report has concluded. The 150-page report … Continue reading

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We must start the campaign to re-join the EU now

There can be no doubt now that either Lord Frost, the Government’s Chief Brexit negotiator is stupid OR he thinks that we are stupid and won’t understand the things he is saying about things that he did! Or perhaps he … Continue reading

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Why Keir Starmer should apologise for writing in the Sun

I was appalled to see that Keir Starmer, the Labour Leader had written to the Sun Newspaper. I played hell when one of our former Leaders did likewise but decided that this was a Labour matter and should be left … Continue reading

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You Politicians – You’re all at it!!

For the second time the Guardian and investigative newspapers across the World have brought into the public view a huge treasure trove of documents, the Pandora Papers, which relate to the way that the wealthy conceal their wealth from us … Continue reading

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How much more money will they waste on Lime Street?

It was sad news that the Company undertaking the huge changes at Lime Street went into administration yesterday with all the loss of jobs and grief that this will entail. However, some good my come of it if we use … Continue reading

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Bishop Tom Williams a great son of Liverpool

We don’t hand out Freedoms of Liverpool like a bag of sweeties. Instead, what we do is to give them to Men and Women whose service has been so special and great to our city that we can conceive of … Continue reading

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Starmer gives Liverpool Labour the ‘Judas Kiss’

There was a name that didn’t pass Starmer’s lips yesterday but his contempt and determination to deal with that name was apparent throughout. Starmer holds Corbyn in absolute contempt. If a so-called social democrat could undertake a Stalinist revisionist purge … Continue reading

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Joe Anderson fails again but gets Liverpool more bad publicity

More bad publicity hit some of the national media over the past few days when news broke that Joe Anderson had failed in his attempt to seek a judicial review into his arrest on suspicion of bribery and witness intimidation. … Continue reading

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