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Ken Loach attacks EU and praises Corbyn in Cannes

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 01:59

Film veteran Ken Loach attacks EU but warns against Brexit at a press conference for his new film 'I, Daniel Blake.' Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) British film director Ken Loach launched a scathing attack on the European Union at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, but said Britain should stay a member to avoid lurching towards the far right. Loach was talking to journalists about his film "I, Daniel Blake" in which Dave Johns plays a Newcastle joiner seeking a disability welfare pension who drifts into poverty along with a single mother of two (Hayley Squires) whom he is trying to help. The 79-year-old, who won the coveted Palme d'Or in Cannes in 2006 with "The Wind That Shakes the Barley", expressed his shock at the way the poorest were being treated, calling on the "real left" to unite throughout Europe. Britons will vote in a referendum on June 23 on whether to quit the EU. Leaving would be a massive error, Loach believes.

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Ken Loach attacks EU and praises Corbyn in Cannes

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 01:59