Posts Tagged ‘Ken Loach’

Fear is changing sides in Spain

by Mike Phipps.

Hundreds attended a meeting packed to overflowing – mainly young people, many Spanish – in London this weekend to hear a three-way debate between Owen Jones, Ken Loach and leaders of the new Spanish organisation Podemos, which took five seats in the European Parliament in May just three months after being formed. One of the new […]

Labour must end a culture, not just a recession

by Barney McCay.

Monday 1 April 2013. Remember that day. With drastic changes in nearly every area of Britain’s Welfare State, you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll engulf the history books of the future. For a start, legal aid has been slashed. So in addition to the pain that losing your job, going through a divorce, or […]

Now’s no time to ditch Labour

by Conrad Landin.

“Responsible capitalism.” It’s a phrase that rolls off the tongue with great ease nowadays. Claimed by Ed Miliband as he attacked “predator” energy companies, media groups and banks, it was seen as a huge Labour success when the term spread across the political spectrum. At least Labour is no longer “intensely relaxed” about people getting […]

The Spirit of ’45

by Newsdesk.

Ken Loach’s latest film, The Sprit of ’45, is in cinemas from 15 March. A retrospective but with a clear contemporary purpose. Looking back through the enthusiasm and commitment of his interviewees at archive footage about reconstruction and the creation of the welfare state, it nevertheless focusses on the current dismantlement of the NHS and […]

Cathy Come Home: then and now

by Lucy Reese.

Although I’m a child of the 70s, I’ve always had a fascination with the 60s. A strange time of change and experimentation that seems so different from the world we live in. I love the music, fashion and art of the 60s and am inspired by the radical ideas that emerged from this turbulent decade. […]

Unions in the movies: Ken Loach’s Big Flame

by Andy Newman.

There are not many TV dramas that inspire the name of a group of revolutionary socialists, but the 1969 BBC Wednesday Play does have that distinction. In these days of YouTube, DVDs and Catch Up TV, it is hard to recall how different the social context of broadcasting was back in 1969. There were just three […]

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