This video says about itself:
19 October 2016
In the interview they discuss the current state of Britain, why this story needs to be told and Ken tells us why Dave Johns was the right man for the role as Daniel.
Plot: A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:
Tuesday 14th February 2017
The director, who bagged the award for outstanding British film, blasted the Tories and the damage caused by them at the glitzy ceremony.
His highly rated film is an unflinching examination of people trying to survive the benefits system which has been wrecked under Tory austerity.
Mr Loach said: “Thank you to the academy for endorsing the truths of what the film says, which hundreds and thousands of people in this country know.
“The most vulnerable and poorest are treated by the government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful, a brutality that extends to keeping out refugee children we promised to help and that’s a disgrace too.”
He added: “Filmmakers know which side [the elite] are on and despite the glitz and glamour of occasions like this, we are with the people. Thanks for this.”
Earlier, Mr Loach — who is known for acclaimed films such as Cathy Come Home and Kes — told Press Association that anybody “thinking of deserting the left and moving to the right” should watch his film.
He said: “That is, that their lives are turned into chaos when their income is stopped and this is a conscious cruelty by this government.
“They know the brutality they are inflicting and it is a disgrace that they are still there.”
The start of the UK’s new financial year saw the introduction by the Conservative government of some of the most severe and punitive welfare benefit cuts seen for decades: here.