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It’s a little more complex than that, when a person has no connection to the UK itself:
> Some British passports issued by the Isle of Man Government will have an endorsement included to the following effect: “holder is not entitled to benefit from European Community Provisions relating to employment or establishment”. This appears when a British citizen passport holder was born or naturalised in either the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands and has no connection through residency (defined as five consecutive years) or descent (a UK-born parent or grandparent) to the United Kingdom. This endorsement results from Protocol 3 to the UK’s Act of Accession to the European Community, which defines the relationship between the Isle of Man and what is now the European Union. The Protocol defined the term “Manxman” specifically to mean a person connected by birth or naturalisation with the Isle of Man who has no connection to the UK, which is different from the term’s usual, wider meaning. The Protocol means that those defined as Manxmen do not have a direct right to live and work freely in EU member states other than the UK, where they have a right to live and work freely under UK domestic law in common with other British citizens. In practice, EU member states apply their own policies in regulating the right to live and work of Manxmen on their territory, and in many cases for the sake of simplicity may treat Manxmen in an identical manner to other British citizens.