Ken Loach’s latest film is about the impact of austerity on millions of British citizens and residents whose only crime is that they are poor, unemployed or disabled in the fifth richest economy in the world in the second decade of the 21st century. What Loach describes as the Government’s policy of “conscious cruelty” towards the poor has destroyed lives on a daily basis in this country.
However this is a policy that requires people to administer it, which is why I have never accepted, and do not accept, that people working in Jobcentres, depicted in the scene below, have no choice but to go along with the policy. They do have a choice. They can say no.