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Ken Loach Slams British Government, Stephen Fry Took A Jive At Trump At BAFTA 2017

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It seems even BAFTA cannot sit still when it comes to taking a jive at the state heads. Ken Loach, after winning the BAFTA in the category of Best British Film for the movie I, Daniel Blake, used his acceptance speech to rebuke British Government over unfair treatment of refugees.

The celebrated English director opened up regarding the theme of his movie and the British government's failure to help refugees.

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"Thank you to the academy for endorsing the truths of what the film says, which hundreds and thousands of people in this country know, the most vulnerable and poorest are treated by the Government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful," said Laoch.

"A brutality that extends to keeping out refugee children we promised to help and that's a disgrace too," Loach stated further.

On the other hand, Stephen Fry, renowned comedian and host of the 70th BAFTA Awards event also took a severe dig at the US President Donald Trump.

Stephen Fry, while calling up Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Meryl Streep, to the award ceremony, termed her as "one of the greatest actresses of all-time".

Fry then quickly added, "Only a blithering idiot would think otherwise."

Now this was certainly in reference to the President Trump's comment on the actress Meryl Streep when he called her the most "overrated actress" at the 74th Golden Globes Awards held in the last month.

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