Loach: Britain faces "a dangerous moment" with EU referendum

Britain's June referendum on European Union membership was "a dangerous moment" for the United Kingdom, veteran left-wing British director Ken Loach says.

He also criticizes the EU for what he says are neo-liberal policies of privatization, as well as the bloc's assault on workers' standards, adding that Britain needs to remain in the EU to help counteract this development.

"We are faced with far-right government if we leave," that he says would implement even tougher policies.

"On balance we should fight from within to change things," says Loach, who calls for the creation of a new European-wide left-wing movement should be created to help ordinary people.

Last update: Fri, 13/05/2016 - 17:11

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