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Fish says, “It appears that the only sector benefiting from these new regulations are accountants and advisors”. Add to that the tax evaders who were the most interested, financially and otherwise, in seeing a Brexit deal through.
This was foretold long before. Fripp had put out a statement about the envisaged adverse impact of Brexit on artists two years back. What must be questioned is the judgment of enthusiastic Brexiteer musicians like Daltrey and Bruce Dickinson. I believe Daltrey has already begun to groan now that he realizes what it will entail. Maybe Mr Bruce and the rest of Iron Maiden have an amazing market for concerts in America and therefore don’t need to tour to EU very much at all. But I am sure that’s not true for the vast majority of musicians in the UK. You can always fantasize about being a trading powerhouse doing business with the world at large but your immediate geography will inevitably be a large part of your export-import. Perhaps those who grumbled about having to compete with imports did not realize that the ability to thwart those imports from coming in is not granted without also impacting exports.