The fruitless saga of the UK’s ‘Pick for Britain’ scheme

How the government scheme to recruit British workers to bring in the harvest fell at the first hurdle

On a mild day in May, in the manicured gardens of his Scottish home, Birkhall, Prince Charles broadcast a message to the British public, imploring them to do their part in a national crisis.

  • Frankie Adkins
  • Al Jazeera

Framed by neat hedges and sowed garden beds, the Duke of Cornwall called for a “Land Army” of people to bring in the season’s harvest and deliver food to British tables.

Wearing a cream mackintosh and tie, he warned the work would be unglamorous, and at times challenging.

“But it is of the…

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