Dark Navy UK Passport on the Way Back
The traditional dark navy blue UK passport is on the way back, after it was revealed that the Home Office as already issued a £490 million contract to produce them.
A contract for the redesign of the UK passport has gone out to tender and discussions have been held with contractors about changing from the current Burgundy coloured UK/EU passport.
The UK adopted the Burgundy coloured passport in 1988.
It's expected that the new UK passport could be brought back in 2019, the year the UK is set to leave the European Union after Theresa May began the formal two-year withdrawal process last week.
Tory MP Andrew Rosindell said the Burgundy passport had been a source of national 'humiliation'. He said: 'The restoration of our own British passport is a clear statement to the world that Britain is back! Our British identity was slowly but surely being submerged into an artificial European one. The humiliation of having a pink European Union passport will now soon be over and the United Kingdom nationals can once again feel pride and self-confidence in their own nationality when travelling, just as the Swiss and Americans can do."