Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:20
I haven't seen the garden so can't comment on that. Modern slavery is a very real problem. When I worked for the DWP (Dept of Work and Pensions) we had a situation where a number of people with learning difficulties had been rescued from imprisonment and effectively forced labour. Our involvement was in getting them signed up for benefits. It isn't just a 3rd world thing.
What did seem ridiculous to me though was that the BBC coverage gave more emphasis to the fact that the designer was both female AND from an 'ethnic minority' than to the garden itself. I really couldn't care less if the garden was designed by a man, woman or the person in the moon (non gender specific reference to keep the PC brigade happy).
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