Chief minister in London for talks with senior officials
The chief minister says the Manx government is doing all it can to press Island interests with the UK government, as it decides its next step on Brexit.
Allan Bell has been in London this week for a round of talks with senior ministers and officials, including Downing Street Policy Director John Godfrey.
Mr Bell says it's essential hard-won political ties are maintained with the new line-up under Theresa May's premiership.
The Manx government has had an assurance from Number 10 that the Crown Dependencies' interests will be considered in the EU departure negotiations.
Mr Bell says those interests are practical and clear-cut.