I, Daniel Blake

The irony of the Priestley play “An Inspector Calls” and the judgemental way in which welfare is issued or not issued to the needy recipient should not be lost on modern Britain, as the government now acts as a much larger version of Mrs Birling. Deciding, almost arbitrarily with an iron fist, on whether someone gets help or not. Again, media commentary exists in the form of the 2016 Ken Loach film “I, Daniel Blake,” where someone who loses their work begins a downward life spiral, with his benefits gradually cut for failing to abide by Nanny’s rules. Even when those failures were for valid reasons. A cautionary tale for anyone thinking Nanny cares about them.

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