There have been, and continue to be, good people within the Foreign Office who try to help us every year, but the warnings are becoming clearer, if we want a country which is open to people with ideas, traditions, food and culture different from our own we have to change the current visa processes and costs and find ways to turn back the growing anti-foreigner tide.
Berlin in the thirties is the subject of my holiday reading. It’s quite disturbing to see the ease with which a populist movement can put up barriers while feeding fear and distrust.
Musicians travel for a living and almost everywhere I have travelled I have been met with a welcome, with kindness and with generosity. Do we really want a white breaded, Brexited flatland? A country that is losing the will to welcome the world?
– Peter Gabriel