Brexit has totally upended the arts industry at a time when we need it more than ever - COVID and successive sets of restrictions have shown how important the arts sector is to all of our lives.
I am reassured to hear that "the door is still open" for negotiating permit-free music tours, but for the future of the industry, this must be made certain and we need to give musicians the fair deal they deserve.
Have a read of my letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, watch the videos below, and please do tell me your story and how important it is to you that permit-free tours are guaranteed.
"I don't want to know about the blame game. I just want to get it sorted for the sake of our musicians, culture and international relations."— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) January 22, 2021
Jacob Rees-Mogg says it's the EU's fault UK musicians can't tour Europe freely, but @Jamie4North says it just needs fixing. pic.twitter.com/y5gEZU38zX