Bob Lawson is the Chairman of the Groundwork Federation, an organisation currently the target of anti-workfare protests. Groundwork are a ‘green’ charity, who boast on their website of ‘helping people create healthier, safer and greener places’.
Like so many of the idle rich, Lawson doesn’t just have one non-job, he has three. When not prancing around pretending to be some kind of eco-warrior, Bob Lawson is also the Chairman of Barratt Developments PLC. This organisation have a very different approach to creating healthier and greener places, which mostly involves the use of a bull-dozer. There have been countless protests against the company who are currently littering the countryside with houses for posh people. Barratt would rather build on greenbelt land than create green spaces. They have also been the target of anger for attempting to water down social housing provision.
Lawson’s third job is as the Chairman of Genus plc. Mostly this company genetically modifies cows and pigs to sell to the factory farm industry. Never trust a hippy.
Bob Lawson is not the only hypocrite at the Groundwork Federation. Their CEO Graham Duxbury wrote in a piece for the Huffington Post last year that we should “hang our heads in shame” about people finding themselves forced to choose between heating or eating. Yet some of those people will have been sanctioned for failing to attend workfare organised by Groundwork. Benefit sanctions are one of the biggest causes of people forced to depend on foodbanks, and facing what Duxbury calls “real agonies”. It is not us who should hang our heads in shame. It is Graham Duxbury and his planet-fucking Chairman.
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