The holiest of all holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart, When the full river of feeling overflows;– The happy days unclouded to their close; The sudden joys that out of darkness start As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart Like swallows singing down …

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In the dark and damp of the alley cold, Lay the Christmas tree that hadn’t been sold; By a shopman dourly thrown outside; With the ruck and rubble of Christmas-tide; Trodden deep in the muck and mire, Unworthy even to feed a fire… So I stopped and salvaged that tarnished tree, And thus is the …

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“Hunger is being used as a weapon against people to discipline them.” Ken Loach on the cruelty of the benefits system. ________________________________________________________________________   First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I …

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I, Daniel Blake Director Ken Loach – Screenwriter Paul Laverty I do not normally go to cinemas, I would rather watch a film at home, but I made an exception to go to see I, Daniel Blake which won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year. I, Daniel …

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