Keeping calm in Brexit negotiations ‘very important’

A SENSIBLE, informed and engaged negotiation over Brexit could leave the UK and the islands in a better place eventually, according to a UK politician tasked with highlighting the islands’ interests in the talks.

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Bob Neill MP was in the island at the invitation of the Guernsey International Business Association for its annual meeting.

Mr Neill was a remain supporter but now describes himself as a ‘constructive leaver’.

‘I am pleased that Theresa May’s statement triggering Article 50 was pretty pragmatic and business-like in tone. Let’s now start to move on some of the practicalities,’ he said.

‘There are going to be push-backs, we have seen some of that already, and it is not surprising that the EU is saying nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.

‘We need to avoid a climate where decision-makers are forced into corners on either side. Keeping it calm is very important.’

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