Baroness calls on Boris to sort out musician visasmain
In her maiden speech in the House of Lords, my friend Baroness Fleet called on the Government this week to resolve the blockages to British musicians playing in the EU, and vice versa.
Here’s the relvant passage from Hansard:
… Concert halls and village halls across the country are ready to take up the challenge of being part of the national rebirth through music and the arts. Like all those for whom culture and the arts are so important, I take this opportunity to urge the Government to negotiate speedily amendments to the visa restrictions and work permits for the EU for all our musicians, actors and artists. They are critical to the livelihoods of tens of thousands of wonderful people and vital to global Britain…