So Stamer and Loach are not mates that’s for sure, but were they once?
The headline might be a bit over the top, but stay with me here…
It comes a Labour mayor has accused his party of being “anti-democratic” after he was blocked from running in an election for a new position.
Jamie Driscoll, mayor of the North of Tyne, refused to condemn controversial remarks from director Ken Loach about Jews, Israel and the Holocaust.
Mr Driscoll said this was a question for Mr Loach, and that he was “not a spokesman for Ken Loach”.
“My combined authority has adopted the… IHRA [International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance] definition of antisemitism,” he added.
“I’ve been on Jewish Labour Movement training, I work very closely with the Jewish Leadership Council, visit the synagogues in my region.”
Here is a tense clash on Newsnight between Labour Mayor for North of Tyne Jamie Driscoll and Starmer loyalist Paul Richards.
Starmer and Loach
So Starmer’s party appears to closing down people with links to the famous film director, or have shared a platform, what about staring in one of his films?
WELL, with this in mind it might come as a shock to some people that they have both collaborated on a film together.
Filmed over ten years, with courtroom reconstructions directed by Ken Loach, McLibel features the first interview with a McDonald’s spy, as well as in-depth contributions from Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Keir Starmer (then Helen and Dave’s pro bono lawyer, now the Leader of the Labour Party).
You can watch the whole thing non YouTube here
There is also this?
So as this tweet asks: “Does this make him unfit to lead the Labour party?”
In the world of Labour Party squabbles, this is a stretch, but worth remembering that the past can catch up with you and the internet NEVER forgets!