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11/05/00
Loach Lambasts 'Right Wing' Blair
- Tube privatisation cited as evidence by leading film director

CANNES contender Ken Loach has laid into Tony Blair's government for what the director calls its "right wing agenda" exemplified by the part-privatisation of London Underground.

Loach is one of the favourites for the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the famous film festival with Bread and Roses, a movie set in Los Angeles about the battles of office-cleaners to win union recognition.

But the director, a former member of the now defunct Workers Revolutionary Party, was keen to broaden the issues raised by his film from the America to his home country.

"The government are are planning to privatise the Tube, " He said. "They are building hospitals on private finance initiatives. It is clearly a right-wing agenda. The rights that have been fought for for generations are disappearing."




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