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Liz Kendall: Diary of a Résistante

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Liz Kendall: Only Serious Resistance to Jeremy Corbyn.

Liz Kendall ready to join ‘The Resistance’ if Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership race….

Thursday August 20.8.15. The Corbynistas are advancing on all fronts. The entire population is leaving Knightsbridge; we are living in an atmosphere of panic.

The passengers on the Tube this morning looked ugly and deformed.

A cat near my office was scavenging for tit-bits.

I thought of how it’s always the animals who suffer first.

Friday August 21.8.15. Corbyn’s policy programme looks backwards and had been rejected by Labour in the 1930s.

My heart is filled with the scenes of savagery I have witnessed at his Tottenham meeting.

Chuka says that is it just him just him or is there a serious lack of cool places to go in London at the weekends.

“Most of the North London haunts seem to be full of trash and C-list wannabes, while other places that should know better opt for the cheesy vibe.”

Saturday August 22.8.15. We must champion the power of human beings to shape their own lives, and oppose the tyranny of the bureaucratic state.

Corbyn’s plans to bring back the old Labour Badge made me think of the Stalin’s Pioneer camps.

Tristram thinks that Jeremy’s message is sweet and simple: we must end austerity now, bring back steam railways, scrap Trident, replace it with catapults, and nationalise kebab production.


People are different.

They have acquired a secretive, furtive air when I ask them if they’ve voted for me.

Sunday August 23rd. It’s the little things that bring home the depth of our isolation: this morning our cleaner announced that she has joined the ‘militia’ of the Labour Party Marxists.

I could have wept into my latte.

Monday August 24th. Liberty should be reclaimed as a defining ideal.

 We must be doing the best for kids, particularly in white-working class communities.

The editorial committee for the newspaper we are planning is settled. The name of our organ? Résistance.

Tuesday August 25th. News from the Suffolk Maquis in encouraging.

A brave band of supporters has set up a ‘free zone’ in Rendelsham forest.

They sent us a Selfie of their base:





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  1. Stream stuff, give us more

    Nick Wright

    August 20, 2015 at 11:19 am

  2. Great stuff, give us more!

    Nick Wright

    August 20, 2015 at 11:19 am

  3. Most people, and certainly anybody with a minimum of PR or common sense, would have thought twice before using the reference to the Resistance: apparently not this lot!

    Andrew Coates

    August 20, 2015 at 11:27 am

  4. I am sure Tendance, your connections to Liz Kendall being as they are, could make this diary a permanent feature.


    August 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

  5. Rendelsham Forest! I knew it. Kendall & Co are aliens.

    Dr Paul

    August 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm

  6. We are indeed Besties….

    Andrew Coates

    August 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm

  7. She must have been thinking that Corybn’s success is based on his headgear and wants to take a leaf out of his book:

    Expect Kendall to turn up to CLP meetings looking like this


    August 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm

  8. Liz, Tristram….dressed like that – what a power couple!

    Andrew Coates

    August 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm

  9. Here is what I think should be the Corbyn song:

    Andrew Coates

    August 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm

  10. Unfriended: David Toube to Coatesy, “Fascist enabling scum.”

    David Toube “I don’t really want you to talk to or about me. You’re a person who has supported somebody who actively promotes people who are trying to kill me and my family.

    When somebody says “I’m a socialist and I support Jeremy Corbyn” I hear the equivalent of “I am a UKIP member, I love Nigel Farage, and I go on EDL marches”.

    Andrew Coates

    August 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm

  11. Have you noticed just how self-obsessed, solipsisitic and narcissistic all these “decents” are? It’s all about “me, me, me”. I suppose it’s the natural outcome of the facebookisation of everything, not least politics…


    August 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  12. Oooh, David Toube, hark at him.


    August 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

  13. “You’re a person who has supported somebody who actively promotes people who are trying to kill me and my family

    Had no idea Stoke Newington Nandos was so dangerous these days — standards really have slipped. Can Boris not do something?

    redkorat☭ (@red_korat)

    August 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

  14. hilarious stuff from tha Toube. or maybe his fyacebookiewookie has been hackked by a gallowite to make him look bad?

    Mr Jelly

    August 21, 2015 at 4:03 am

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