It seems the Brexit fall out show no signs of slowing down.
In new news Microsoft’s president Brad Mr Smith said the EU is a better place to start a business than Britain post-Brexit.
It comes after the UK’s decision to block a $69bn (£55bn) deal to takeover Activision Blizzard has caused shockwaves in the tech sector and beyond.
Smith said he was “very disappointed” with the CMA’s decision, “but more than that, unfortunately, I think it’s bad for Britain”.
“It does more than shake our confidence in the future of the opportunity to grow a technology business in Britain than we’ve ever confronted before,” he said.
“People are shocked, people are disappointed, and people’s confidence in technology in the UK has been severely shaken.
“There’s a clear message here – the European Union is a more attractive place to start a business than the United Kingdom.”
The move was “bad for Britain” and marked Microsoft’s “darkest day” in its four decades of working in the country, he said.
But he had more to say on the matter…”There’s a clear message here: the European Union is a more attractive place to start a business if you want some day to sell it. The ‘English Channel’ has never seemed wider.”
He added: “For all of us who had some hope that post Brexit, the UK would construct a structure that would be more flexible, be better for investment, be better for technology, we’re now finding that the opposite appears to be true.”
Now Pete Wishart told the Commons: “Brexit has been an unmitigated disaster for touring musicians… with a barrage of bureaucracy… bands from the EU say they’ll boycott the UK… & UK bands have just given up.. what happened to the touring tsar?
Recently touring musicians still hamstrung by Brexit debacle, said ex-Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock.
He told BBC Breakfast he was ‘livid,’ and said more needs to be done to support musicians touring Europe three years on from Brexit
Also speaking to The New European Deborah Annetts, chief executive of the Independent Society of Musicians, said the former Brexit negotiator David Frost had “(destroyed) the livelihoods of countless musicians to deliver Brexit.”
“It’s not just about travel. The falling pound, as Gluck has seen, took casualties, as did falling wages and disposable income – you don’t buy tickets when struggling for basic needs. Even Glyndebourne opera owner Gus Christie wrote in 2017 that, with Brexit, “we believe that the costs of maintaining our very high standards are going to rise over the next few years, and that our income may not be able to keep up”.