During yesterday’s PMQ, Boris Johnson was asked by Kevin Brennan MP:
There is a real disappointment that a reciprocal work permit free deal for touring musicians and performers has not been agreed with the EU. No one is interested in a blame game, it’s clearly fixable, and in Britain’s economic and cultural interest to do so quickly, but it needs leadership from the top. So will the Prime Minister meet on this with a small group of MPs, including the Conservative Chair of the Culture Select Committee? We are all singing from the same song sheet, will he please say ‘yes’ to the meeting?
The PM replied: I will of course ensure that there is a proper meeting with the honourable gentleman and his colleagues on this subject, which is extremely important, and I know that our friends in the EU will be wanting to go further to improve things, not just for musicians, but for business travellers of all kinds, because there is a mutual benefit.