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Director Loach attacks UK PM at premiere

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>> Not your average glitzy film premier, demonstrators on the London red carpet making a stand against welfare cuts as veteran British director Ken Loach's latest politically charged drama hits the big screen.>> I've seen it before.>> I, Daniel Blake tells the story of a downtrodden carpenter and a single mother of two in the Northeastern city of Newcastle.
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Daniel is pushed into poverty after he gets sick, cannot work, and is denied disability allowance. It scooped the prestigious trophy at the Cannes Film Festival and Loche didn't hold back with his views of the UK's current government at the screening.>> Its a government of sanctions when the sanctions are put in place.
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People's lives descend into chaos. They become dependent on food banks. They can't cope. We know they're in danger of suicide of self-harm. The stories are endless and maybe on the way into the cinema you saw some examples of this. The government know what they're doing. They don't need the film to tell them.
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I think we need to change, we need a big change, we need to remove them not talk to them.>> It wasn't just British politics he took a dig at, the battle between Trump and Clinton also in the firing line.>> The US election is a shameful advert for the democracy of that country.
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It seems only the rich people will be allowed to stand as president. The way the election is degenerated is, it bring shame on the election system and I was hoping they will say how can we have a real democracy that isn't just simply rich people abusing each other.
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>> For clearly a social imbalance on both sides of the Atlantic which need addressing. For now though, his spot light firmly on those living on the margins of British society.