The UK Referendum on EU Membership
On Thursday 23 June 2016 a majority of voters in the UK (slightly under 52%) voted for the so- called Brexit ; departure from the European Union.
Since that time many column inches have been filling the newspapers, informed reports and blogs from specialists about the rapid approach of Armageddon and the disappearance of the United Kingdom from the political and economic world as we know it. Or otherwise.
Guernsey’s status has been raised in worried or curiosity calls to our offices and questions asked as to the impact of the Brexit on the registry of yachts.
To understand what lies ahead, one must first understand the Crown Dependencies relationship with the EU which was enshrined in Protocol number 3 of the Treaty of Accession signed in 1972. The islands were included in the negotiations, but were somewhat poetically, and actually, referred to … Read More »