How performers lost out in ‘eye for an eye’ Brexit talks

Press quote (Politico)
18 February 2021

“It was a mixture of both sides talking past each other,” said Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, as well as the UK being afraid “to the point of absurdity” of anything that sounded like freedom of movement. “Eventually, it got deprioritised,” he added.

...Services experts believe the fury that artists and musicians now feel, exposed as they are to the threat of current member-state-by-member-state red tape and expense, will broaden to other industries. This may force both sides back around the table to talk about broadening labor mobility provisions. 

“There’s got to be more on labor mobility than there is now. It just requires a politician brave enough to talk about it,” Lowe said.