Politicians in the Channel Islands have welcomed the UK Prime Minister's agreement with Brussels on how the UK will leave the EU.
The long awaited Brexit deal was released after the Cabinet approved it in a 5-hour meeting that took place yesterday.
Jersey's External Relations Minister made the following statement:
Jersey's Government says that whilst Brexit negotiations are a matter for the UK Government they are "following events closely".
The States say Jersey’s Brexit objectives are:
- To continue the fundamentals of Jersey’s existing relationship with the UK
- To continue, as far as possible, the benefits of our relationship with the EU
- To ensure that Jersey has the right agreements and international relationships in place to benefit from global opportunities arising from Brexit
Senator Gorst will meet with Robin Walker MP from the Department for Exiting the European Union, to discuss the proposed Brexit deal.
Guernsey's Policy & Resources Committee President also welcomes the plan.