MP backs creative sector
ARGYLL and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara, newly appointed spokesperson for the SNP on culture, media and sport, gave his support to the creative industries 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 as it affects 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 the Brexit process may lead to the introduction of work permits and visas for British talent 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.
‘So I have no hesitation in giving my support to professional musicians and performers in Argyll and Bute and will urge the UK government to ensure that they can continue to travel easily across Europe post-Brexit for touring and performing with minimum burdens placed upon them.’