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MP backs campaign for touring musicians

Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara and newly appointed spokesperson for the SNP on culture, media and sport gave his support to the creative industry at an event in Westminster aimed at highlighting the potential risks of Brexit.

Mr O’Hara said: ‘It is vital that the UK government gets the best possible deal for the sector – the ability to tour and trade easily with the UK’s largest export market and to attract talent, EU arts funding, workers’ rights and the rights of EU citizens in the UK. ‘Musicians are rightly concerned that that the Brexit process may lead to the introduction of work permits and visas for British musicians touring and working across Europe which as you can imagine would be problematic if you are working in several different European countries over the course of a few days.

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