Κen Loach

Ken Loach Denies Jeremy Corbyn Failed To Show Leadership Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK

Left-wing film maker Ken Loach has defended Jeremy Corbyn against claims he failed to show leadership during Labour’s campaign to remain in the EU. ...

'We Are Facing A System In Denial': Hidden Homelessness In UK Is At Crisis Point

Seyi Obakin | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Seyi Obakin

Centrepoint's research shows that for each one of those young people we see on the streets, dozens more are sleeping on the sofas of extended family and friends and, in some cases, in the beds of strangers.

Tory MP Attacks Ken Loach For BAFTA Speech 'Drivel'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP has come under attack for dismissing director Ken Loach’s BAFTA speech as “drivel”. Loach, the Jeremy Corbyn supporting film m...

Ken Loach Damns Government Over Child Refugees After 'I, Daniel Blake' BAFTA Win

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK

Film-maker Ken Loach has condemned the Government for closing down its child refugee programme as he won a BAFTA for his film I, Daniel Blake. The dir...

Ken Loach, Lily Allen And Frankie Boyle Back Campaign To Halt Donald Trump State Visit

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK

Ken Loach, Lily Allen and Frankie Boyle have joined scores of public figures calling for Donald Trump’s state visit to be cancelled. More than 90 si...

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...