WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE

HOPE YOU HAD A NICE CHRISTMAS 

DR HENNY IS ON HAND TO CHAT ABOUT THE OXFORD VACCINE

AND WE HAVE DAVE CORLETT (BREXIT BRAIN) MAKING HIS DEBUT TO HELP OUT WITH ANY TOUGH BREXIT Q’S


FIRST UP – BREXIT – THE BASICS

THERE WAS A REFERENDUM 

THE UK VOTED TO LEAVE 

MANXIES DIDN’T GET A VOTE

WE WEREN’T IN THE EU 

BUT WE OBVS DEALT WITH THE EU VIA TRADE, IT WAS A GOOD PLACE TO BE. WE WERE FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, WITHOUT THE COST 

BREXIT – NEGOTIATIONS

WE DIDN’T LEAVE OUR DESTINY IN THE HANDS OF UK

WE HAD DIRECT, FIRST RATE REGULAR CHATS, NEVER HAD THEM OFF THE PHONE DURING NEGOTIATIONS 

THE IOM TEAM PUT A REAL SHIFT IN ON THIS, EVEN WORKING WEEKENDS 

A NO DEAL OUTCOME – COULD HAVE CRUSHED THE ECONOMY – LAMB, CHEESE, QUEENIES WOULD BE HAVE BEEN SUPER SPENNY WITH TARIFFS. TOO EXPENSIVE FOR EUROPEAN FOLKS TO WANNA BUY THEM.

FOOD FOR LOCALS WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE EXPENSIVE TOO 

PLEASED TO SAY WE GOT IT RIGHT, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED; NO TARIFFS, NO QUOTAS, NO FRICTION 

BUSINESSES SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT, THINK ABOUT SELLING MORE OF YOUR STUFF TO THE EU 

FISH 🐟


NEGOTIATIONS ON FISH WERE FLOUNDERING, SO WE HAD TO GIVE A LITTLE TO GET TO A COMMON PLAICE 

SOME EU SHIPS CAN FISH IN MANX WATERS, BUT ONLY IF THEY HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE, AND THEY CAN’T COME ON A BIGGER BOAT AND CAN ONLY FISH FOR THE FISH THEY FISHED FOR BEFORE 

EU VESSELS DON’T FISH SCALLOPS AND QUEENIES BTW, THAT WON’T CHANGE (THEY CAN’T HAVE THEIR HAKE AND EAT IT)

IT ALL COULD HAVE BEEN *A LOT*  WORSE GUYS. WE HAVE NO BREGRETS 

FISH ASIDE, THERE’S OTHER STUFF YOU NEED TO CONSIDER…

  • IF YOU GO ON HOL (LOL) MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MORE THAN 6 MONTHS ON PASSPORT 

  • TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO CHECK YOU’RE READY FOR POST BREXIT, HEAD TO THE WEBSITE (OR CHECK OUT GEF’S GUIDE HERE)


BACK TO THE PANDEMIC… 

RETURNING TRAVELLERS – ISOLATE IN YOUR OWN ROOM, STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS 

HENNY ON THE OXFORD VACCINE 

  • SUPPLY LINES LIKELY TO BE BETTER 

  • WE SHOULD GET ENOUGH TO DO THE WHOLE POPULATION VIA UK 

  • AT A TURNING POINT – SHOULD BE A GAME CHANGER

  • WE NEED TO KEEP THE ISLAND COVID FREE SO WE CAN VACCINATE WITHOUT PPE ETC 

QUESTIONS

ROB. HOPE YOU HAD A NICE CHRISTMAS. WHEN WILL OXFORD VACCINE ARRIVE?
HENNY: STILL WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION AND PAPERWORK AND TRAINING MATERIALS. PFIZER WILL STILL START ON THE 4TH.
WHAT OTHER SECTORS WILL BENEFIT FROM THE DEAL?
HQ: AERONAUTICAL INDUSTRY WHO SELL PARTS. CHEESE TOO 

SIMON: BANKING AND ACCOUNTING FACE SOME RESTRICTIONS, IS IT A CONCERN?
DAVE C: IOM BANKS NEVER HAD THE RIGHTS TO MARKET THEIR SERVICES TO THE EU ANYWAY
WITHOUT ACCESS TO THE EU COURT OF JUSTICE, WHO SHOULD PEOPLE IN THE IOM TURN TO?
DAVE C: 2 X COURTS OF JUSTICE IN EUROPE. EUROPEAN COURTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS STILL STANDS AS WE ARE PART OF THEIR CONVENTION. 
THE OTHER COURT RELATIONSHIP WAS VIA PROTOCOL 3, IT DOESN’T EXIST ANYMORE

SAM: WILL THE IOM BENEFIT FROM OTHER DEALS E.G. JAPAN?
HQ: LOOKING TO NEGOTIATE WITH JAPAN, CANADA ETC
DAVE C: 60 FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS HAVE BEEN ROLLED FORWARD. JAPAN DEAL COULD EXTEND BEYOND GOOD TO SERVICES TOO. <LOTS OF OTHER BIG, CLEVER  WORDS – SOUNDS LIKE WE’RE ALL GOOD>
SAM: AS THE NEW VACCINE IS EASIER TO HANDLE, WILL YOU EXPAND THE ROLL OUT AWAY FROM THE HUB?
HENNY: UP TO DHSC, IT IS EASIER TO GIVE IN PRIMARY CARE, NEW POSSIBILITIES 

EWAN: HOW MANY EU BOATS ARE YOU EXPECTING? HOW WILL WE CHECK LICENCES?
HQ: THEY WILL HAVE TO APPLY FOR LICENSE AND PROVE THEY’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE, EXPECTING 20-30 TOPS, NO NEW BIGGER BOATS
EWAN: BARRULE ADEQUATE TO MONITOR WATERS?
HQ: OUR LITTLE BOAT GETS STICK FOR NOT BEING THE  FASTEST BUT BOATS HAVE TRACKING DEVICES SO WE CAN DO IT FROM ISLAND TOO

ADRIAN: WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR THE IOM POST BREXIT?|
DAVE C: THERE COULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE UK TO DEAL WITH THE IOM DIFFERENTLY THAN THE EU USED TO DO SO THERE ARE AREAS TO EXPLORE
ADRIAN: BRITAIN IS NO LONGER BOUND BY TAX COMPLIANCE, ARE WE GONNA GO FULL TAX HAVEN?
HQ: WE ARE COMPLIANT AND TRANSPARENT, WELL REGULATED, WE ARE COMMITTED TO IT. OECD LOVE US

CLOSING 

BREXIT IS DONE.
VACCINATIONS NEXT WEEK.
BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD.
BRING ON 2021.