Renowned British director Ken Loach says he was expelled from the party by Labor. Loch, who sparked an international debate two years ago with his film ‘Sorry We Missed You’ about flexible working with a parcel deliverer and a home care worker, claims he had to be part of a “witch hunt”. as being sacked and because they have those who came before him, he will kill them, and will not deny.”
‘The Labor Headquarters finally decided that I was not fit to be a member of their party, as I would not reject those already expelled. Well…’ KL
— Ken Loach & Sixteen Films (@KenLoachSixteen) 14 August 2021
Loch, a master of social realist films about the lower classes in British society, is a party leftist. He is a supporter of former leader Jeremy Corbyn, who had to leave after a historic election defeat to Boris Johnson. Corbyn was later suspended as a member of the party because of allegations of exaggerated anti-Semitism complaints within the party. He later withdrew it.
According to The Guardian, new leader Keir Starmer is said to “purify” the party of Corbyn supporters. He accused Starmer of overturning the party’s democratization and fighting some opponents within the party more fiercely than the Conservatives. Keeping a socialist figure like Loch apart may only increase division.
The 85-year-old director himself quit Labor earlier this century because he found Tony Blair’s policy unpalatable. He returned when Corbyn became leader.
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