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About richardkemp

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. UK representative on UCLG Finance Committee, Executive Bureau and World Council. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp with three children and two grandchildren (one more on the way!)

Labour and its longest ever suicide vote!

I cannot claim the credit for this headline so I immediately acknowledge the brilliance of the Independent whose idea it was! However it does seem to me to encapsulate the problems that the Labour Party do and will have and … Continue reading

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A Most Peculiar Council meeting in Liverpool!

Yesterday a most peculiar thing didn’t happen in Liverpool. Labour speaker after Labour speaker did not stand up to attack the Liberal Democrats for what we were doing in Parliament. Well they couldn’t really could they? There was an attack … Continue reading

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What is Education For?

Two articles about education have caught my eye recently both in the Independent. One, in today’s paper led with a story about OFSTED Inspectors coaching schools so that they could fiddle OFSTED INSPECTIONS! Well to be frank I’ve never been … Continue reading

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So now its ‘Game On’ for the Liberal Democrats

After a dignified and revealing election we now have a new Leader. Of course as most people know I voted for Tim Farron but it really would not bothered me one jot if Norman Lamb had won. What the election … Continue reading

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The Greek tragedy reaches its climax

  I love Greece. Erica and I, sometimes accompanied by assorted kids, have had a number of lovely holidays there. No-one can doubt the fact that at one time Greece was at the very epicentre of the ‘civilised’ world. I … Continue reading

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Who will defend the poor in the UK? – Not Labour

We can all now see the things that Nick Clegg prevented We expect bad things for the poor from the Tories. They like the idea of their being an underclass whose can be exploited for low pay and poor conditions. … Continue reading

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