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Quayle "disappointed" by external representation motion

The Manx flag flying at the Ministry of Justice on Tynwald Day

Chief Minister insists independent recognition not on option for Island

The Chief Minister says he's disappointed by an MHK's Tynwald motion calling for the Isle of Man to have independent recognition in international law.

Douglas South MHK Kate Beecroft's motion also wanted the Island to have responsibility for external negotiations, but retain its relationship with the UK.

The motion failed to gain support at this month's sitting.

Howard Quayle insists such status isn't an option for the Isle of Man:

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