Loach's latest film tells the story of a man who finds himself caught in a harsh world of uncaring bureaucrats, food banks and benefits cuts.
Soft power, getting softer?
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Britain uses its aid for soft power. How will that change after it leaves the EU?
The Jacobites are regularly cast as 'primitive' Scots – yet it is a false narrative suited for political ends.
Do the Chancellor’s sums add up.
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Rates of corporation tax have a very human impact.
Without democratic reform, the time ahead for both Britain and the EU looks bleak indeed.
The Brexit vote was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that have permeated the UK. Many Europeans share that mood, which is why both the UK and EU need radical democratic surgery.
Can the fall of the Soviet Union give us insight into the possible ramifications of the Brexit vote?
In the wake of Brexit, the UK film industry is set to lose funding, access to a huge distribution network, and possibly the European talent pool. For an example of the havoc this could cause, look no further than the former Soviet Union.
Markets plunged after the UK voted to exit the EU. Africa’s trade relations with both the EU and UK will be affected by the decision.
Emerging market countries that rely heavily on commodity exports will be hit hardest by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
Sure, it's got a flag and some bank notes – but the EU will need to do better if it's to compete with its members' strong, national design heritage.
William Sadler II’s Battle of Waterloo.
British history is deeply connected to Europe and whatever the result of its referendum, this will continue.
Blockade of Toulon by Thomas Luny.
The British blockade of France wouldn't have worked if it wasn't for an ingenious experiment conducted half a century earlier.
The Tata steel plant at Port Talbot.
The UK government is considering taking a stake in a dying asset when it could have helped build a balanced economy much earlier.
Minding the tax gap.
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The Panama papers show how hard it is to keep on top of tax collection, but outsourcing to the private sector would bring problems of its own.
Two worlds? Minaret in Brick Lane, East London.
An 'us and them' narrative pervades reporting about British Muslim attitudes, but there remains lack of understanding about what the separation of the church and state really means.
Why those who want to lean on imperial relations should think again.
The effects of the Dublin insurrection went much further than Ireland.
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Lessons from the past suggest Cameron should acknowledge the limitations of his renegotiated membership terms.
Cash in hand. Start rich to get richer.
When the excitement over cabinet resignations and the sugar tax subsides, the 2016 Budget acts as a blueprint for making the wealthy wealthier.
Welcome Culture comes to Calais.
French efforts to dismantle the Jungle migrant camp are leaving crucial volunteer services at risk.
Delivering life lessons.
Mothering Sunday comes just once a year, but mum's help build the landscape of politics all year long.
Out of all proportion?
Time to pick apart the rationale in doom-laden predictions for Britain's second favourite topic of conversation.