Brexit 'will not affect relationship with the Crown Dependencies and the UK'

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The UK government has responded to a report on the implications of Brexit on the Crown Dependencies.

In the letter, it states that although the formal relationship with the EU will end when the UK ceases to be a member, this does not affect the longstanding constitutional relationship with the Crown Dependencies and the UK.

It also said that the Ministry of Justice will continue to work to make sure the Crown Dependencies and their interests are taken into account as the UK develops policy.

The letter also reaffirms the principles of the International Identity Framework Agreement, signed by the UK and Jersey in 2008, in which the UK committed not to act internationally on behalf of the Island without prior consultation and to represent the interests of the Island in an international capacity when the interests of the UK and Jersey differ.