Ken Loach is a genius and Tory MP Tim Loughton is a nobody, says Ken Livingstone

'Parliament is less representative of class divisions in our society than ever', says Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone believes Parliament does not represent class divisions

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ken Livingstone has friended his friend Ken Loach against the criticism of Tory MP Tim Loughton, saying the filmmaker is a genius while the politician is simply a non-entity.

Loach, who picked up the Outstanding British Film award at the Baftas for I, Daniel Blake, used his acceptance speech to attack the Tory Government for its "brutality" - prompting Loughton to describe his comments as "drivel."

Livingstone, speaking to Sam Delaney, tore into Loughton for his comments, while adding “the only working-class people [the Government] ever meet is their servants."

The former Mayor of London, a long-time friend of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, also said the social mobility gap is widening under the present government and this is reflected in Parliament, which is blighted by a negligible number of working-class people."

Listen to the full interview to find out more