Tag Archives: Public Health

Covid-19 – Here we go again?

As I write this it is clear that rising Covid-19 infections are being to cause serious concern. Albeit from very low levels, the numbers are once again beginning to rise exponentially in some areas. Fortunately, that area does not include … Continue reading

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Some good things happened in 2020

It would be too easy just to concentrate on what went wrong in 2020. Brexit and the Coronavirus would come top of the list. But it would be wrong to write off 2020 as a total failure. Some good things … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council tax to rise by 5%?

As is usual with the treacherous Tories they have completely broken their promises regarding meeting all the costs of dealing with the pandemic. Ongoing costs will largely be met by increases in Council tax where Councils can increase tax by … Continue reading

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Putting councils in the lead for track and trace

Central government is looking to make mass testing available and is belatedly considering how to work with local government to deliver a successful and effective service. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Local Government Association (LGA) has stressed the … Continue reading

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Britain leads the way in coronavirus deaths

At last our Country tops a league table. Unfortunately, it is for the number of excess deaths in the lockdown period caused by the coronavirus. Regular readers of my blog will know that I have longed argued that we need … Continue reading

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951 Liverpool children still start smoking every year

Cllr Richard Kemp, the Liberal Democrat Leader in Liverpool welcomes the ban on child-friendly menthol favoured cigarettes as new figures show 951 Liverpool children taking up smoking each year. Newly published figures show that in a year according to Action … Continue reading

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Mayor’s cycling plans welcome but incoherent

Today my Liberal Democrats colleagues and I have welcomed the Mayor’s short term proposals for cycling and pedestrian improvements but have suggested that the actions are short term and need to be conducted against a wide spread review of the … Continue reading

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Government must announce public health grant amidst Coronavirus crisis

Today I have joined fellow Liberal Democrats in calling on the Health Secretary to announce the public health grant for 20/21 amidst the Coronavirus crisis. I have done this both as Leader of the Liverpool Liberal Democrats, and Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Covid–19 Joe Anderson and Boris Johnson get it right!

Well there’s a headline I had never thought I would write  but as I have looked at the recent press and public relations work undertaken by both of them I not only think this but feel that we should all … Continue reading

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Tory Lies on NHS implode within weeks of General Election (part1)

This list summarises those manifesto pledges made by the Conservative Party ahead of its election in the General Election which are of relevance to the health and social care areas. Some, but not all of the pledges have now been … Continue reading

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