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PM reassures Guernsey over Brexit negotiations

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Britain's Prime Minister has written to her Guernsey counterpart to reassure the Bailiwick they won't be left out of Brexit negotiations, as she triggers Article 50.

In a letter to Deputy Gavin St Pier, Theresa May said her Brexit bill ensures the "continued commitment to responding to the interests of the Crown Dependencies".

That includes discussions on customs and trade, immigration, agriculture and fisheries and financial services.

Guernsey's Minister for External Relations told ITV News the government's priorities include the free movement of people and reassuring current EU nationals in the island.

Mrs May recognises the "special and historical" relationship between the Crown Dependencies and the UK, and added that the referendum result "will not change that".

She also said the islands will be "offered the opportunity to contribute" to the process of the UK leaving the EU, where appropriate.

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