"We have lost thousands of frontline staff... because of Brexit and an immovable visa system" [1 min] 01/02/2023
"We have lost thousands of frontline staff... because of Brexit and an immovable visa system and immigration system from Westminster" / Dr D Macaskill says Brexit has led to “bleeding” staff numbers and greater pressures on healthcare.
Hans Zimmer on 'cut-throat' Hollywood, Brexit 'bureaucracy' and protecting the planet [3 mins] 21/10/2022
Prolific film composer Hans Zimmer has spoken of his Brexit frustrations, the "grim" state of the world and says he fears the consequences of what's happening in Number 10 "are going to be dreadful".
“Take Back Control meant Keep Them Out”: Alf Dubs on how Brexit “poisoned” the UK refugee response 17/03/2022
The Labour peer, who escaped to Britain as a child, condemns the “farce” of the UK’s visa rules for fleeing Ukrainians.
David Frost admits his Brexit deal failed touring musicians by inflicting ‘excessive’ red tape [1 min] 17/03/2022
‘We have been too purist on this’, concedes minister who rejected EU offer – breaking promise to rescue visa free tours.
We don't want to become a musical Galapagos, with our musicians locked out of the cultural partnership which is so important for creative development." 18/11/2021
"We don't want to become a musical Galapagos, with our musicians locked out of the cultural partnership which is so important for creative development." - @HarrietHarman at today's Westminster Hall debate on visas for musicians touring in the EU.
Britain's turkey farmers will do their best to ensure Christmas "is as normal as it can be" but shortages are likely, an industry representative has warned.
Sir Keir Starmer blames fuel 'chaos' on Boris Johnson's 'failure to prepare for Brexit consequences' 28/09/2021
ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston questions Keir Starmer about the fuel crisis and asks how big a role Brexit has played in the chaos seen at forecourts across the country
Thousands of British petrol stations ran out of fuel due to panic buying on Monday, after days of long queues at pumps caused by the lorry driver shortage. Analysts say that, in addition to Covid, the speed of the Brexit process bears a lot of responsibility for the crisis...
Labour’s shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves spoke to Channel 4 News ahead of her conference speech. She said she has “no plans whatsoever” to increase income tax adding that Brexit has “played a part” in the shortage of HGV drivers causing fuel shortages and queues at petrol stations across the country.
This lorry driver tells James O'Brien that no European HGV operator would take up the UK's offer of a 3-month visa to save Christmas.
Boris Johnson rejects plea for emergency work visas after Tory MP warns ‘crops are rotting in the fields’ [2 mins] 15/09/2021
Producers having to throw away vast amounts of produce after EU labour dries up.
Dr Philippa Whitford, MP and eminent breast cancer surgeon, shares her concerns for the future of our NHS following Brexit. Recorded in front of a live audience at Arran High School Theatre on Friday 13th September 2019.
Boris Johnson’s vow to ‘fix’ Brexit crisis forcing musicians to abandon tours is condemned as ‘a sham’ [3 mins] 28/04/2021
Betrayed’ artists offered only clearer guidance on ‘the bureaucracy involved’ in performing in EU, The Independent learns – not a solution.
Unregistered British expatriates living in Spain are close to breaching the 90-day limit on their visa and must leave by March 31 or risk being fined as an illegal immigrant and possibly banned from returning.
Musicians across the North West have said that their livelihoods are now at stake because of new Brexit rules which cover touring in the EU.
Tony Robinson and Bertie Carvel speak out the impact of Brexit visa rules on artists and performers [6 mins] 16/02/2021
Now some of the biggest names in British theatre have signed a joint letter to the government, expressing their concerns about the impact of post-Brexit visa rules on anyone seeking work in Europe.
Touring musicians and road crews have been “betrayed” by the government in the Brexit trade deal, the Lords has been told.
Why do so many people talk about a 'hard Brexit' and a 'soft Brexit'? And what do they mean?