Liz Kendall: Diary of a Résistante
Liz Kendall: Only Serious Resistance to Jeremy Corbyn.
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: