Κen Loach

Only Labour MPs, The BBC And The Tories Can Stop Corbyn Being PM, Says Ken Loach

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK

Ken Loach is angry. The 80-year-old, whose career documenting Britain’s social ills on film spans most of his adult life, is upset about the BBC int...

Ken Loach Doesn't Mince His Words Firing Back At Tory Damian Green

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

Ken Loach has hit back at Damian Green in an ongoing war of words with the Cabinet minister over his new film’s searing critique of welfare cuts. ...

How The New Benefits Cap Would Make Things Worse For The ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Family

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

The lowering of the benefit cap by as much as £6,000 a year from next week will throw some 300,000 children closer to homelessness, new research has ...

Ken Loach Viciously Attacks 'Biased' Media For 'Ignoring Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

Ken Loach has accused the British media of ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s policies. Speaking on ITV’s The Agenda, the veteran filmmaker even lay blame o...

Unless We Are All 'I Daniel Blake' Nothing Will Change

John Wight | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
John Wight

The criminalisation of poverty has destroyed more lives in this country than any number of terrorist bombs ever could. Men, women, and children have had their spirits crushed under the juggernaut of despair.

Ken Loach Accused Of Hypocrisy By Making Money From The Poor In BBC Question Time Row

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Ken Loach came under attack from an angry audience member on Thursday night’s Question Time who accused him of hypocrisy over his wealth and views o...

Ken Loach Accuses Tories Of 'Conscious Cruelty' Over Benefits Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Director Ken Loach has condemned the Government for overseeing a culture of “conscious cruelty” in the way it docks people’s benefits. The Kes f...

Ken Loach Divides Opinion After Enthusiastic Backing For Jeremy Corbyn On BBC Question Time

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Ken Loach has enthusiastically backed Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell on Thursday night’s BBC Question Time prompting both kudos and mockery. The v...

Ken Loach Asks Why Tories Back Business But Not The Poor On BBC Question Time

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Ken Loach received multiple rounds of applause on Thursday night’s Question Time for questioning why the government appears to be willing to back bu...

I, Daniel Blake And The Devastating Impact Of Benefit Sanctions

Reverend Paul Nicolson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Reverend Paul Nicolson

I met John* after his three month sanction had ended. He lived in a fifth floor council flat and was wondering whether to throw himself off the balcony. He had a history of depression and I do not like to speculate what would have happened if he had been left on his own.

Ken Loach Has Backed Jeremy Corbyn With Some Extremely Strong Words

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has the ability to transform the country and stand up to the Government’s “abusive behaviour” if his own MPs can halt their hostil...

Ken Loach Tells Jeremy Corbyn Supporters To Phone BBC With Complaints Of Bias

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Politics

Ken Loach has encouraged Jeremy Corbyn supporters to call the BBC to complain about what he said was the broadcaster’s bias against the Labour leade...

Ken Loach Tells Labour MPs Opposed To Corbyn They Don't Have A 'Job For Life'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics

Labour MPs who are opposed to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership should accept they may be deselected as candidates for the next election, director and left...

11 Times Ken Loach Was An Absolute Boss And Told It Like It Is

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

Ken Loach accepted his second Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday with a rousing speech attacking the “dangerous project of austerity”....

Ken Loach Hopes His New Film Will Change 'Cruel Sanctions And Benefits System'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

Ken Loach has continued his attack on the government's austerity measures after winning the Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival for 'I, Daniel Blake'...

Ken Loach Attacks Austerity In Cannes Acceptance Speech

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

Ken Loach's new film I, Daniel Blake, which depicts the failings of the UK's welfare system, has won the Palme D'Or at Cannes Film Festival. The Briti...

Loach and Co at Cannes

Derek Malcolm | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Derek Malcolm

There are few certainties at Cannes. But one of them is that British veteran Ken Loach will get an ovation for any new film he cares to put before us.

Ken Loach's New Film Slamming UK Benefits System Reduced Cannes Critics To Tears

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

UPDATE: 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival. Ken Loach's new film that takes an uncompromising look at the UK's welfare system...

Jeremy Corbyn Has Another Celebrity Supporter

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Politics

Film director Ken Loach has compared Jeremy Corbyn to Labour Party giant Aneurin Bevan as he hailed the leadership contender's plan to encourage counc...

Filmmaker Ken Loach Absolutely Nailed It At Huge Westminster Housing Rally

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

Britain's housing crisis is worse now than a half century ago when the issue was thrust into the limelight by a gritty TV play, its director Ken Loach...

Liberal Democrats Told To Halt Changes To Legal Aid By Raft Of Celebrities And Campaigners

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Actress Emma Thompson, political scholar Noam Chomsky and the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, have thrown thei...

Film Meets 500 Years of British Art

Jane Burton | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jane Burton

Three great British directors Christopher Nolan, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach explore the relationship between filmmaking and painting for Tate's new video series. Find out which artist inspired The Joker's smeared make-up in The Dark Knight, how Turner's sketches are being brought to the big screen, and what the camera can learn from Hogarth...

Ken Loach Discusses His Hopes for Left Unity

Salman Shaheen | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Ken Loach is helping to found new political party Left Unity in answer to the political vacuum that has existed in Britain for decades. Left Unity has attracted a lot of support over the last year... however a common criticism of Left Unity comes from people who agree with its principles, but argue that the most urgent task is kicking the Tories out and that it is unwise to split the left vote.

Left Unity Will Fight for the Poor If Labour Won't

Salman Shaheen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

We need a party that will stand by trade unions, not cut them adrift as they face yet another damaging setback for workers' rights at Grangemouth. We need a socialist party, a party that will fight as vigorously to defend the rights of the oppressed as the Tories do to defend the pockets of the privileged. Labour used to be these things, but no more.

DVD Reviews - Good Vibrations and The Angel's Share

Clive Botting | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

What can you say about 'Good Vibrations' ? You need to see it and it will embrace you with a frenetic passion that defied the surrounding madness of The Troubles.