As you are all well aware - perhaps too aware given that I never stop going on about it - I am something of a 'luvvie'. Only an amateur one but, believe me, the ego runs just as deep and wide! Even so, I never watch any of those ghastly awards ceremonies not least because I learned early that whilst some people are brilliant actors the only intelligent things they might have to say are always written for them by someone else! Left to their own devices it soon becomes clear that they are, by and large, as thick as planks! Then there are the directors - and I was one of those, too - yeeeees, quite! - who frequently exceed the stupidity of a snail crossing a motorway!
And that brings me on to Mr. Ken Loach!
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Alas, there was no way I could avoid parts of his speech last night at the BAFTA Awards ceremony because they kept playing extracts of it on Sky News. I suspect that Mr. Loach shares a plastic bag with 'Jezza' and each time one of them has to make a speech they just dip into it and pull out words and phrases they have saved over the years, like workers, poor people, rich people, excessive profits, cruel Tories and so on and on ad nauseum which they then stitch together. Were they ever to share a platform it would be a fine example of synchronised stupidity which would probably earn them their very own TV show, Strictly Come Dumb, perhaps.
I am happy, nay, proud, to announce that I have never, ever seen one of Mr. Loach's films!