Roger Daltrey: Glad to be free from Brussels, not Europe

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The Who legendary frontman, Roger Daltrey, shared his views on Brexit again, after The Times published a letter where he appears to be a “Brexiter”.

“Every tour, individual actors and musicians should be treated as any other ‘goods’ at the point of entry to the EU with one set of paperwork. Switzerland has borders with five EU countries and trade is electronically frictionless. Why not us?” Daltrey says.

Still, he claims his position on Brexit hasn’t changed: “I’m glad to be free of Brussels, not Europe. I would have preferred reform, which was asked for by us before the referendum and was turned down by the then president of the EU.”

He also pointed out that “the extra costs associated with acquiring work permits and carnets “will make many tours unviable, especially for young emerging musicians who are already struggling to keep their heads above water owing to the Covid ban on live music. This negotiating failure will tip many performers over the edge.”