United Kingdom removes words 'European Union' from British passports

Back to the future? A British passport from 1978 and the current version

Back to the future? A British passport from 1978 and the current version

The Home Office was working under the assumption that Brexit day would have been 29 March. The United Kingdom earlier had blue passports until 1988, when the government chose to change the colour to the EU's burgundy red.

Susan Hindle Baron, who received her new passport on Friday, posted an update on Twitter with the new travel document, writing that she was "truly appalled" at the change.

"It's not so much about that but it's the first tangible sign of us leaving the European Union".

In response to a tweet from Barone, Catherine Sutherland said: "I don't understand how the Home Office can do this while still in the European Union though".

"You will not be able to choose whether you get a passport that includes the words European Union, or a passport that does not".

In an apt reflection of the ongoing Brexit chaos, another British citizen replied to that tweet by showing that their new passport still bears the "European Union" membership note on its cover.

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A Home Office spokesperson addressed the new look and said new passport applicants could indeed find themselves with ones bearing the European Union phrase as they attempted to make use of old stock.

By the end of the year, the burgundy passports are scheduled to be replaced with the dark blue design British passports had before the European Union came about.

There was a mixed reaction on Twitter to the early introduction of the new cover design, with some people absolutely delighted to be rid of any mention of the European Union on their passport, and others alarmed to see the first concrete signs of Brexit. "Both designs will be equally valid for travel", she said, in quotes published by the BBC. "They are perfectly legal", it said.

What British passports will look like post-Brexit has been a sticking point and a rallying call for some, after a decision by the United Kingdom government in 2017 to change passports from burgundy to dark blue.

Dark blue passports are scheduled to be issued from the end of this year.

The government also said that the blue passports would start being issued beginning late 2019.

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