Ken Loach ridicules migrant children teeth checks: 'Why not pin Star of David on them too?'

'What humanity has the man got?' - Ken Loach blast David Davis over Calais jungle children dental health checks

Migrants in Calais (Getty)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Legendary film director Ken Loach has rubbished David Davies's call for dental checks on migrant children, saying that perhaps the Tory minister would also like to pin Stars of David on them.

Loach joined Sam Delaney in the studio yesterday evening to talk about his new film I, Daniel Blake, and shared his disgust on the call to examine the teeth of the Calais jungle children. 

Loachs's latest project - which won a Palme d'Or award at this year's Cannes Film Festival - tells the story of a man in his fifties who, after suffering a heart attack, is left unemployed.

Turning to the situation faced by the Calais jungle children, Loach asked: "I wonder if [Davies] would like to pin the Star of David on them while they're at it?

"[The call for mandatory teeth checks] is a disgusting thing to say. What humanity has the man got?"

Just imagine: you're a kid. You've been through war, you've faced danger just to get somewhere safe, and some idiot suggests examining your teeth?"