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Solihull MP calls for blue British passports to be reintroduced

Solihull Editorial 4th Aug, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

SOLIHULL MP, Julian Knight, is calling for the return of the old, blue British passports.

Following the country’s vote to leave the European Union, Mr Knight is championing a return to the traditional, blue-and-gold passports.

The UK was the last member state to adopt the European Union’s machine-readable burgundy passport design in late 1988, with many Brits wanting to retain the iconic ‘old blue’ style passport.

Commenting on the campaign, Julian Knight said: “Before Brussels got their hands on it the British passport was once one of the most elegant and recognisable in the world – the League of Nations even described the design as ‘perfection itself’.

“Our vote to Leave gives us a great opportunity to revive this classic British icon: a return to ‘Old Blue’ would be a welcome symbol of the fact that we are a proud, independent country.

“I will be questioning the Government about this when parliament returns in the autumn.”


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