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Brexit: "We cannot influence what's going to happen" - Quayle

Chief minister says he's having regular meetings with UK politicians

The chief minister says government has little influence over the Brexit transition period.

It comes as a new bill attempting to override the Brexit withdrawal agreement being debated by members of the UK parliament passed the first stage.

Howard Quayle says while he is having regular meetings with his counterparts, there is little the Island can do:

Meanwhile, the environment, food and agriculture minister is focused on ensuring Manx farmers and fishermen don't lose out as a result of Brexit.

Local meat and fish is sold in European markets, but future access is under question, with talks stalled between the UK and the EU.

Geoffrey Boot says the Island's fortunes are very much tied to the fate of the UK:

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