Thursday 19 September 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to Guernsey's Chief Minister, Deputy Gavin St Pier, affirming the close working relationship on Brexit and the Island's constitutional position.
Deputy St Pier said: "I welcome this further reassurance that the UK government will take our interests into account at this time of great uncertainty for the UK. I agree fully with Mr Johnson's view that we have a strong and close working relationship with the UK Government and I am equally keen to strengthen that relationship in the future. We will continue, as we have always done, our cross party and cross parliamentary engagement so that we are best placed to work with whoever constitutes the UK government at any time."
"While we have been clear that the UK Parliament cannot legislate for Guernsey without our consent, it is very welcome and gives clarity to see the Prime Minister, in his own words, unambiguously agrees with our position. I am unsurprised but pleased that the Prime Minister has provided the same reaffirmation as his predecessor.
"I will be seeking to make a Statement at the next States' meeting to update (to the extent possible) on political developments in the UK in relation to Brexit as they may impact Guernsey, including our constitutional resilience."