Isn’t this just a disaster:
Dear fellow musicians, performers, technicians etc. Here’s a thread about how our lives are going to change re touring/working in the EU in 50 days time. Think of it as a kind of Bad News Advent calendar. Here goes 1/
— Howard Goodall (@Howard_Goodall) November 11, 2020
So, let us ponder this. These are the rules that while we are in the European Union apply to everyone coming to play music in the United Kingdom who comes from outside the European Union.
Once we’re outside the European Union we will be able to have something a little more sensible in place.
What is the benefit of trade? Specifically, what is the benefit of trade in music to people in Britain? Why, it’s the ability to hear music being performed by foreigners. That is, as always, it is imports which are the benefit of trade, not the exports. Exports being our work, training, capital, which goes abroad to pleasure foreigners of course.
So, we leave the European Union, we leave this monstrosity of bureaucratic nightmare and this is being sold to us as a bad thing? There might be a logical error in that.