The British government under the reign of Boris Johnson has now unveiled the country’s new, blue post-Brexit passports that bring back an “iconic” document that was considered to be the only thorn during Brexit’s negotiations amid deportation.
The “iconic” passports which were taken away from Britain since 1988. Boris Johnson further praised the color change as a “wonderful thing” and even echoed his displeasure when they were being taken away citing “A sense of personal loss and outrage.”
“I think it’s a wonderful thing if people want to have a blue passport again,” Johnson told ITV News in 2017. While the UK had no obligation to change the color of its passports in 1988, they, however, decided to do so cementing “Political closeness” with its fellow EU members.
Sources dictate that the new passports would be procured from Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto, which was seldom mentioned. “I actually like the French-designed Polish-printed new UK passport,” former Remain-backing MEP Seb Dance said after the launch. “Of course, the previous one, which allowed Brits the right to work, study and retire freely across their own continent was probably more useful.”
The country prints new passports a couple of years apart and contracts for the passports are carried out. The new blue passport contract was won by Gemalto in 2018 after they beat British company De LA Rue. While an MP at the time Patel criticized the move as “disgraceful” and “Perverse”.
However, as the regime rolled, she amended her language while quoting “Leaving the European Union gave us a unique opportunity to restore our national identity and forge a new path in the world.” “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,” she added.