Jeremy Corbyn tells film fans to go see I, Daniel Blake with glowing review

Jeremy Corbyn tells film fans to go see I, Daniel Blake with glowing review

Jeremy Corbyn tells film fans to go see I, Daniel Blake with glowing review

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has turned film critic to recommend Ken Loach’s latest movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’. After attending the London premiere on Tuesday night, Mr Corbyn took to Facebook to heap the Tyneside-set film with praise. He wrote: “If there’s one thing you do this year, go and see ‘I, Daniel Blake’. “I went to see it last night and it’s one of the most moving films I’ve seen. Ken Loach tells the story of Daniel who has had a major heart attack, his doctor has told him he is too ill to work, but the Department for Work and Pensions say he has to get a job. “So many people in Britain go through the indignity portrayed in this film, at the hands of our benefit system, due to this Conservative Government’s failed and unfair policies.” It’s already been widely touted as one of the most provocative and talked-about films of recent years and won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in France for the director.

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The plot is built around Daniel Blake, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. However for the first time ever, he needs help from the state following illness. He crosses paths with a single mother-of-two Katie, whose only o…

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