The U.Ok. is ditching its European Union-style burgundy passports and returning to the standard British blue – however the paperwork might be made within the European Union (EU).
The British authorities stated ON Saturday that passports within the “iconic” navy color, used between 1921 and 1988, might be issued beginning subsequent month. Folks with the present burgundy passports can use them till they expire.
Some supporters of Britain’s exit from the EU welcomed the symbolic change. Residence Secretary Priti Patel stated that “by returning to the iconic blue and gold design, the British passport will once again be entwined with our national identity and I cannot wait to travel on one”.
Opponents of Brexit identified that the passports might be made by French-Dutch firm Gemalto, which received the contract to supply them.
The British authorities says the ultimate stage of producing, during which private particulars and photographs are added, will happen in Britain, “ensuring no personal data leaves the country”.