‘Don’t let this chance go by’ : Morning Star


Ken Loach urges Britain to seize historic opportunity and vote for a left Labour

KEN LOACH has urged workers to seize the “historic opportunity” to elect a Labour Party prepared to radically improve the lives of ordinary people.

Speaking at the Scottish TUC’s annual Congress in Aviemore yesterday, the acclaimed film director said that, in Jeremy Corbyn, the movement at last has a Labour leader “who will stand with workers in struggle, as he stood with the steelworkers, the junior doctors and the railway workers — and he is not afraid to declare his solidarity.”

With his eyes on the June 8 general election, he told delegates: “For the first time in my lifetime I can stand and say I support the Labour leader. I think that’s extraordinary,” adding: “We cannot let this chance go by.”

On Labour’s chances in Scotland, the veteran leftwinger said: “It was a different Labour…

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