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Would EU referendum effect the Isle of Man?

Thu, 23 Jan 2014


UK plans to have an EU referendum by 2017 could have an effect on the Island's trade relationship with the continent.

That's according to the Economic Development Minister - who says his department will continue to keep alert to any new developments.

The debate came after the UK's Labour party pointed to a tougher approach to the EU - calling for change to prevent EU citizens travelling to Britain in search of a job.

John Shimmin says the Island is independent in its approach, but is watching the situation very carefully:

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