Wednesday, January 20, 2021

We're not gonna take it

As satisfying as it is to see Leave-endorsing chump Roger Daltrey with egg all over his face, having previously insisted that Brexit had nothing to do with "the rock business", we should remember that the circumstances that have led to his humiliating change of tune are not to be celebrated: a political act so heinously harmful to the British music industry that it looks deliberate and calculated rather than yet another instance of crippling incompetence.

Leaving Daltrey aside to stew in his own hypocrisy, it is at least pleasing that mainstream musicians of the stature of Ed Sheeran and Elton John are supporting the petition demanding visa-free tours of the EU. After all, they're not the ones who stand to suffer the most, relatively speaking - but they do potentially have the clout to help make the plea heard, even by the cynical, cloth-eared culturephobes in government.

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