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I will go out of this world feet first with my Lib Dem membership card in my pocket. ---->>>

I'm a fully paid-up member of the human race. ---->>>

I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short. ---->>>

The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected. ---->>>

Politics is much too serious to be taken too seriously; equally, there are many aspects of it so laughable as to be lamentable. ---->>>

Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.

Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.

We should have high expectations of our children, but politicians should not tell teachers how to meet them. ---->>>

To be seen to be human, provided you're doing your job at the same time, is definitely not a negative, not at all. ---->>>

Actually, I think it's quite sensible not to take yourself too seriously. ---->>>

Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for. ---->>>

I can hardly think of an occasion when I've got into a stand-up fight with any political opponent. I've got my views, people know what they are, they can agree or they can choose to disagree. I'm not going to waste time just rubbishing everybody else. ---->>>

I should do something about the cigarettes; I quite accept that it's bad for your health, but you know a moderate tipple is positively beneficial and, at certain times, absolutely essential.

I should do something about the cigarettes; I quite accept that it's bad for your health, but you know a moderate tipple is positively beneficial and, at certain times, absolutely essential.

If you were to describe me as teetotal, on behalf of my constituency I'd have to sue; that would lose me every vote in the Highlands. ---->>>

Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across. ---->>>

I believe that access to a university education should be based on the ability to learn, not what people can afford. I think there is no more nauseating a sight than politicians pulling up the ladder of opportunity behind them. ---->>>

I couldn't imagine a day without music. It relaxes and stimulates me in equal measure and I hate the sound of silence - the concept, I mean, not the track by Simon and Garfunkel. ---->>>

The point never to lose sight of is to be guided by the correct thing, as you see it. It's the only way to approach such profound matters and retain your integrity. ---->>>

There is no satisfaction to be derived from having had many of our arguments borne out by events. ---->>>

We Liberal Democrats believe in dialogue. We believe in cooperation with both sides of industry and between both sides of industry. And we believe in the language of cooperation. We reject the language of confrontation. ---->>>

To run an effective political party you need a degree of tribalism, it's the glue that holds everyone together. ---->>>

I am genuinely not an over-the-top kind of person about politics or anything else. ---->>>

My approach is always to try to be straight with people, especially about what my party can achieve. ---->>>

With 24-hour news... the story moves on with the media. ---->>>

I do think there is a great deal of caricature around the House of Commons. It is just that kind of place. ---->>>

Immigrants provide skills that we simply cannot afford to do without. They have contributed hugely to Britain's success. ---->>>

It is true that I entered parliament at the age of 23, and have now been representing the people of my constituency for over twenty years. ---->>>

There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces. ---->>>

I think that former leaders are best seen occasionally and not too often heard - particularly on the subject of their successors! ---->>>

My health is good and it's up to me to keep it that way. ---->>>

Further Education should be about the ability to learn, not the ability to pay - everyone who is able should have the opportunity, regardless of their family background. I don't want to see students struggling with huge debts or frightened off even going to university in the first place. ---->>>

I don't want a headline saying 'Kennedy suggests this or implies that.' ---->>>

For any new leader of any party at any given time it takes time if you are not in government to establish yourself. ---->>>

Politicians are good at saying how Government must do more, but we must also think carefully about where Government should do less. ---->>>

I want to see far more decisions taken far closer to the patients, the passengers and the pupils. Far more power for locally and regionally elected politicians who understand best the needs of their areas. And far more say too for the dedicated staff at all levels in health and education. ---->>>

The quicker we get rid of the lobby system the better for all of us. I don't think in this day and age it is tenable to have these nods and winks, and on-the-record and off-the-record briefings. ---->>>

I'm a lifelong believer in trade unionism. ---->>>

People are not stupid. ---->>>

There are hard choices to be made in balancing the country's security and an individual's liberties. But it is a choice that has to be faced. ---->>>

We would all rather see Iraq resolved successfully. ---->>>

Yes, you need substance in politics - but I think your style also says something about how you arrive at some of your conclusions. ---->>>

You won't catch Liberal Democrats describing trade unionists as wreckers. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 11-25, 1959
Die: 2015-06-01
Occupation: Politician

Charles Peter Kennedy (25 November 1959 – 1 June 2015) was a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, who was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2006 and a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1983 to 2015, latterly for the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency. Kennedy was a member of three political parties (wikipedia)