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British passports will return to “iconic” blue after Brexit

Britain will return to a blue and gold passport design after the country leaves the European Union in 2019, the home office confirmed on Friday (22) (Photo by: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Britain will return to a blue and gold passport design after the country leaves the European Union in 2019 “to restore our national identity”, its interior ministry announced on Friday (22). The country will phase out the current burgundy colour travel document — used across the EU – following Brexit, when it will no longer be required to conform to the bloc’s rules. “Leaving the EU gives us a unique opportunity to restore our national identity and forge a new path for ourselves in the world,” immigration minister Brandon Lewis said in a statement. He added the new passports would…

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