The film director blasted the Government for its treatment of refugee children during a BAFTAs acceptance speech on Sunday.
The 80-year-old branded Downing Street “disgraceful” for treating the “poorest people” with a “callous brutality”
“It’s a brutality that extends to keeping out refugee children that we promised to help and that’s a disgrace too,” he fumed.
LBC host Ian Collins was unhappy with the comments made by Ken Loach
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We cannot allow hapless characters like Ken Loach to inform this debate
Although the emotionally charged speech won the applause of the star-studded audience at the Royal Albert Hall – LBC presenter Ian Collins was not happy with the remarks.
Speaking on his show on Monday night, livid Collins said Loach, who won Best British Film for I, Daniel Blake, was using vulnerable people as a “political prop”.
“When you start using vulnerable people as a political prop to stand up your weakened arguments of moral superiority, then something has gone badly wrong,” Collins vented.
“We cannot allow hapless characters like Ken Loach to inform this debate.”
He described the film director as "hapless"
Loach later apologised for the remarks made in his politically charged speech against the Government’s apparent U-turn on the “Dubs amendment”.
He insisted his comments were justified because the “real world, it’s getting dark, we know”.
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But LBC host Collins slated the film director for using refugee children as an excuse to make him look like the “good guy”.
Ken Loach blasted the Government for its treatment of children refugees
"It is dangerous, it is venal, it is nasty. In fact, Ken Loach is the one playing the nasty card on this, not anyone else," he continued.
“He's creating the narrative so he can argue against it and stand out as the good guy.
"To Ken Loach, making up stories about the wicked Conservatives is like an addict inhaling on a bag of glue. He gets a hit from it."
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More than 200 celebrities and campaigners, including Keira Knightley, Coldplay and Gary Lineker, have written to Theresa May calling on the Government not to scrap a scheme to bring unaccompanied children to the UK.
The arrangement, named after its creator, Labour peer Lord Dubs, will be capped once a total of 350 refugee children have been brought to Britain.
The Home Office said it was ending the scheme due to a lack of places identified by local authorities.
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