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Guernsey Welcomes House Of Lords Brexit Support

by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
23 March, 2017

Guernsey's Chief Minister, Gavin St Pier, has welcomed a recently released House of Lords' European Union Committee report on Brexit and the Crown Dependencies.

The report calls on the UK Government to remember its responsibilities to Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man, and follows a recent inquiry by the Committee at which St Pier gave evidence, alongside the Chief Ministers of Jersey and the Isle of Man.

Commenting on the report, St Pier said: "I welcome and thank the Committee for this excellent report. It is aligned to our own analysis, echoes our aspirations, and restates our needs - which have been consistent throughout all our engagements since last June."

"In particular, I welcome the recognition that the UK Government must continue to fulfil its constitutional obligations to represent the interests of the Crown Dependencies in international relations, even where these differ from those of the UK."

St Pier said the Committee's report reinforced Guernsey's objectives to maintain its constitutional relationship with the Crown, a close economic relationship with the UK, and to retain the benefits of Protocol 3, which allows for the free movement of goods between Guernsey and the EU.

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