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UK Prime Minister says Channel Islands will be part of Brexit negotiations

The UK Prime Minister has written to the Crown Dependencies and given assurances that Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man will be engaged in the process of the UK’s negotiations in relation to its exit and ongoing trade with the EU.

In the letter, recently appointed Theresa May MP, said the result of the UK's Referendum on their membership of the EU does not change the 'valued, historical and special' constitutional relationship between the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies.

The letter also noted the value of the extraordinary British-Irish Council meeting that was held last Friday in Cardiff, attended by senior Channel Island politicians.

I am grateful for the reassurance that Guernsey's interests are well known and understood, but also that we will be engaged and involved in the process, rather than merely consulted.

– Deputy Gavin St Pier, Guernsey

As the Prime Minister’s letter makes clear, communication and cooperation will be essential in moving forward and I look forward to continuing our positive working relationship in the months that lie ahead. The Government of Jersey will continue to act in the best interests of the Island and this letter makes clear that our interests will be taken into account in the UK’s negotiations with the EU.

– Jersey's Chief Minister, Ian Gorst

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