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MU Backs Remain Position at Labour Party Conference

The Musicians’ Union (MU) backed a remain position in the Brexit debate at Labour Party Conference.

Published: 23 September 2019 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:30 PM
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Staying in the European Union is still the best option for musicians.

The MU delegation voted against the NEC statement, which argues for a neutral position, and for a motion that asks the Labour Party to campaign energetically for remain.

MU general secretary Horace Trubridge said:

“Remaining in the EU has always been in the best interests of musicians. It still is.

“Today we will be voting for the Labour Party to take a clear remain position on the issue of Brexit. Freedom of movement is the bedrock of our members’ careers and the MU will always support musicians’ interests first and foremost.”

At the TUC congress earlier this month the MU supported MPs’ attempt to stop a ‘No Deal’ Brexit and moved a successful motion on revoking Article 50.

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