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‘Prince Charles encourages jobless people to ‘pick fruit and veg’ during pandemic; The Prince of Wales has issued a rallying cry on behalf of the ‘Pick for Britain’ campaign, which is hoping to fill some of the 80,000 fruit and vegetable picking jobs usually filled by EU workers;, mirror.co.uk, May 19, 2020
“The Prince of Wales has come out in support of the Pick for Britain campaign, which aims to get people toiling in Britain’s fields.
It had been hoped that 80,000 jobs which are usually filled by seasonal workers from the EU would be taken by students and those out of work.
The royal described the work of picking fruit and vegetables as “unglamorous and, at times, challenging”, but said the work was “hugely important” to avoid food waste.
In a video message recorded at his Scottish home of Birkhall, Charles said: “At this time of great uncertainty many of our normal routines and regular patterns of life are being challenged.”
“If the last few weeks have proved anything, it is that food is precious and valued and it cannot be taken for granted.
“This is why the great movement of the Second World War – the Land Army – is being rediscovered in the newly-created ‘Pick for Britain’ campaign.”
Prince Charles’s intervention comes after a difficult few early weeks for the campaign.”
‘You first then’: Prince Charles’ plea to Brits to ‘Pick for Britain’ during Covid-19 crisis provokes anger’, 19 May, 2020, RT.com
Why on earth would they be cross with the poor, poor Prince of Wales? After all, he’s a farmer, too!
"If we are to harvest British fruit and vegetables this year, we need an army of people to help."
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 19, 2020
Life after coronavirus, as envisioned by Prince Charles. pic.twitter.com/vdZ0H7bk8y
— Club des Cordeliers (@cordeliers) May 19, 2020
(cross-posted from Café Babylon)