Benefits system ‘a cruel bureaucracy’, says Ken Loach after Cannes win

Fresh from winning Palme d’Or with I, Daniel Blake, veteran director says he hopes it will affect government policy the same way as earlier film Cathy Come Home

Film-maker Ken Loach has called the benefits system a “cruel bureaucracy” which makes users feel inferior and desperate in an interview after winning his second Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival.

Loach clinched the festival’s highest honour for his welfare state drama I, Daniel Blake, about a carpenter struggling with the inanities and indignities of the benefits system.

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