L-Ken Loach interview_I, Daniel Blake
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What is Ken Loach’s stance on the issues depicted in the film?
He endorses the Government’s policies
He dreads portraying vulnerable people
He resents the sense of retribution endured by some people.
Why did Loach decide to make such a film at that particular time?
Because requirements to get unemployment benefits were getting harder and harder.
Because doctors’ checkups on workers on sick pay were getting more and more severe
Because he wanted to make the Government aware of the predicament unemployed workers were in.
Which of these is true?
The host supports Loach’s view about the benefits system
The host feels the previous benefit system had gone out of control
The host claims the Government should have given greater incentives to workers.
According to Loach,
about a third of benefits is claimed unlawfully.
more unemployed workers should receive benefits than those who receive them by swindling.
benefits claimed illegally represent 0.7% of all tax evasion by big corporations.
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