A passport serves a function, they could be pink for all I care.
Some of it reads like GCSE Geography etc coursework.We've also seen the
brexit impact reportssector analyses published. Finally got around to writing something.
Brexit sectoral analyses published by Committee - News from Parliament
That's just a sample of the reaction (Ed M is quite tame compared to others) and I'm sure most people will understand that changing the passports to blue won't cost £500 million. That's just the normal cost of updating the security measures used to prevent fraudulent passports.Yawn...
Seriously though. Can we try and keep the party political bickering out of this thread?
Passports serve a precise function, the colour is immaterial to that function. Hence why I couldn't care less if they were pink or orange.And even more seriously, didn't passports used to be black?
Not sure why you are repeating points made in the referenced article (apart from point 3 which no-one has suggested was down to the EU either)...Fact 1) Blue passports were only brought in the UK around 1921.
Fact 2) The EU doesn't stop us from having blue passports. Croatia has them still.
Fact 3) The shape of the passport was altered to make them machine-readable. This was "forced upon" us by the Civil Aviation Organisation, not the EU.
So much for a Brexit win against the shackles of the EU.
They are dark blue krish, I can see a very slight blue tinge in your 1988-1998 passport along the left hand crease. Have a suspicion the older the passports the darker they become.
I think they are angry because the writing is on the wall. The re-introduction of blue UK passports is a trigger.It seems the remainers are having a fit over this. I was listening to James O'Brien this morning and he was really into meltdown. Most Brexit supporters see the removal of the EU wording as accurate, and a change of colour something to differentiate from an EU passport (except Croatia ). Maybe we will have a separate UK line for immigration when we come into Heathrow which will be faster. Nothing much else. No free entry to lounges!
Why the fuss by remainers ?
Yeah that was issued 6 months earlier in March .... now about to renew for 2018-28, so it will still be burgundyWe took on the EU standard format passports in 1988, how come you were issued with a blue British passport and not a red one?
Edit: just checked - the EU burgundy passports were issued in the UK in September 1988.
I've not seen anyone angry over it though. Most remainers are completely apathetic about the whole thing. Or taking the mick that this is being hailed as a victory.I think they are angry because the writing is on the wall. The re-introduction of blue UK passports is a trigger.
The Guardian article is petulant in tone and the facts have been tailored to meet the anti-Brexit agenda.It's not about the colour. It's that the EU got its name on a UK document. It was the first indication of the loss of sovereignty.
The blue passport is taking back control? No, it was first imposed on us from abroad | James E Baldwin