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Entertainment Brexit: Music greats attack British government

15:06  20 january  2021
15:06  20 january  2021 Source:   bunte.de

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It urges the Government to 'do what it said it would do' and negotiate paperwork-free travel to Europe for British artists and their equipment. Pictured right is Pink Floyd's Roger Walters. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michael Barnier said this week that the UK government had rejected an offer to

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Some of the biggest British music stars accuse their government of dropping the country's artists with the Brexit deal. Among others, Sir Elton John (73, "Diamonds" ), Liam Gallagher (48), Sting (69), the band Radiohead, Kim Wilde (60) or Brian May (73), classical composers like Judith Weir (66 ) to denounce the Brexit agreement. According to the artists, the travel rules will make "Europe a no-go zone" for British musicians.

Elton John gehört zu den Unterzeichnern des offenen Briefs. © Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com Elton John is one of the signatories of the open letter.

A letter published in The Times, signed by more than 100 musicians and dozens of other prominent figures in the industry, stated that the government's failure in the negotiations threatened the future of cultural exchanges with the continent. They call on the government to take action to allow visa-free tours for British musicians in the European Union.

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"Door is open"

According to BBC from Downing Street, the signatories of the open letter should ask the EU why the "reasonable British proposal" had been rejected. Education Minister Oliver Dowden (42) will therefore meet representatives of the music industry to talk about the topic. The ministry also said earlier that "the door will be open" if the EU is ready to examine the UK's proposals to reach an agreement for musicians.

In the meantime, musicians and artists for European tours must observe the national rules for each member state in which they want to perform. That could mean they need multiple visas or work permits, which some experts say would be expensive or even unaffordable - especially for early career musicians, according to the BBC.

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