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Senior Channel Island politicians in Brexit talks in Cardiff

Senior Channel Island politicians are in Cardiff to discuss how Brexit could affect the Crown Dependencies.

Today's British-Irish council summit will focus on the likely impact of the UK leaving the European Union.

The summit was called for by the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, to jointly consider the implications of Brexit for the Council and its members.

Discussing the implications of Brexit with our fellow BIC members is an important part of our ongoing development of these [Brexit] plans. We will continue to work closely with the UK Government, and in concert with our fellow Crown Dependencies, in order to ensure that Jersey’s interests are understood and protected.

– Senator Ian Gorst, Jersey's Chief Minister
Senator Ian Gorst

Guernsey's top politician: Brexit planning will use up man power

Guernsey's top politician has said planning for Brexit will 'draw man power away from other areas'.

Deputy Gavin St Pier told the States this morning that the issue is their 'top priority'.

But, he told ITV News he can't say exactly how much it will cost to create and implement a strategy to deal with the UK leaving the EU.

The Channel Islands is not a member state of the EU, but they are within the Single Market and have an official relationship with the union through the UK's membership (Protocol Three).

The UK's move to leave the EU now means the Channel Islands must renegotiate their relationship.

Bailhache: New role to be created to deal with Brexit

Jersey's Foreign Affairs Minister has told ITV News a role will be created in government to deal with Brexit negotiations.

Senator Philip Bailhache says a team will be assembled to ensure a 'coordinated and collaborative' approach to the future after the UK leaves the EU.

He says that will come at a cost, but the exact figure is unknown at the moment.

The Channel Islands is not a member state of the EU, but they are within the Single Market and have an official relationship with the union through the UK's membership (Protocol Three).

The UK's move to leave the EU now means the Channel Islands must renegotiate their relationship.

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Chief Minister: 'Immigrants in Jersey could face abuse following Brexit'

Jersey's Chief Minister says there's a risk immigrants in the island could face abuse, following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

Speaking in the States today, Senator Ian Gorst said that minority communities are still welcome to live in Jersey.

But the Chief Minister said he couldn't be sure there would not be any incidents of racial abuse in the island.

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