Brexit latest news LIVE – Musicians’ fury over Brexit red tape in further blow to the arts

MUSICIANS who travel to Europe to perform have been hit with “unafforable” regulations and additional costs.

Performers, who have already been paralysed by the coronavirus pandemic, say the new Brexit shows “disrespect” for the arts.

Binker Golding, a jazz saxophonist and Mobo Award winner who regularly tours Europe, told the Financial Times: “I’m angry. It’s bad decision making and I can’t fathom the level of idiocy involved.

“It shows how much disrespect they have for the arts. If you connect the dots from the pandemic to Brexit, we are in a tight spot.

“Most of my income comes from Europe. I’ve been touring with a quartet – that will [now] be very difficult,” he added.

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