‘No plans’ to reintroduce blue British passports after Brexit

Michael Fabricant, Conservative MP, wants reintroduction of blue passports after Brexit. Picture: Contributed

Michael Fabricant, Conservative MP, wants reintroduction of blue passports after Brexit. Picture: Contributed

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THE Government has “no immediate plans” to reintroduce the traditional navy blue British passports in the wake of Brexit.

There have been calls for the old-style passports to make a return, with outgoing Ukip leader Nigel Farage repeatedly brandishing his passport while on the EU referendum campaign trail.

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Conservative MP Michael Fabricant, who was in favour of Brexit, has urged the new Home Secretary Amber Rudd to reintroduce the old blue passports.

In a parliamentary question he asked: “If she will take steps to introduce a new passport with a navy blue cover for the UK following the exit of the UK from the EU; and if she will make a statement?”

But Home Office minister Robert Goodwill said: “There are no immediate plans for changes to the format or colour of the UK passport.

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“Parliament will be informed of any changes to the passport following UK withdrawal from the European Union.”

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