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Hypocrite's corner

Our old friend Ken Loach:

"Director Ken Loach has pulled out of the Melbourne International Film festival in protest against Israeli funding.

British-based Loach pulled his film Looking For Eric after organisers refused to bow to his demands they reject Israeli government sponsorship".

More here, and indeed, all over the place.

Loach has long been associated with the far left, and currently hangs his hat with Respect. Respect is not, inter alia, very keen on the Afghan wars that his nation is currently prosecuting. However, he is more than happy to accept funding for his films from the UK Film Council, which is paid for by the lottery, inter alia. 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley', his paean to the 'Bold Fenian Men' trousered around half a million in funding from the rest of us. Surely a man so committed to his ideals would not wish to accept tainted money, would he?

And as I noted some three years ago:

"This is the delightful man I saw quoted in a French magazine (I've translated from the original) thus: "I don't know why is it called Great Britain, it is just a small island off the coast of *France*". I wonder if the French would care to fund his next venture, or better still take him off our hands completely".

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Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:03 pm

Did you say Ken Louche, by any chance?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:40 pm

Close, no cigar.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:47 pm

Louche = dubious; shady; disreputable.

Yes. That'd be Ken, down to a 'T'!  



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