Huzzah!

British passports will return to having blue covers after Brexit, it has been confirmed.

The new design, which will no longer include the European Union insignia, will replace the burgundy cover that has been a feature of the UK passport since the 1980s once Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

Yes, at one level it’s trivial.

It’s also an extremely cheap (as in, zero cost, as the redesign will happen anyway) method of pleasing a pretty large number of Leavers.

Plus, a very cheap (zero cost) method of pissing off some number of Remoaners, which makes it even better.

36 comments on “Huzzah!

  1. Changing to the standardised EU passport was just the sort of policy that created no gain for the EU but was bound to piss of a lot of people.

    When the history is written in the cold light of day I hope remoaners realise how much they contributed to the killing of their beloved project.

  2. As I previously suggested it would help customs around the world ( and esp in the soon-to-be former EU) if British Passports played “Soldiers of the Queen” in a loud and tinny manner whenever they are opened.

    By the time they get to “And when we say we always won” etc for the second time the Eurotrash customs hacks will be only too glad to see you waved thro’ as quickly as possible.

  3. Bugger! Just checked & my one runs out early next year. So I’ll be stuck with the horrible red one unless I go through the rigmarole of applying for a new one again. Can’t we leave earlier? Is dyeing your old one acceptable? Worked on some curtains a treat.

  4. I see a business opportunity for burgundy passport cover covers. I’ll be able to charge a premium because customers will be ideological and wealthy. I reckon £14.99, what do you think?

  5. £24.99 Rob. With a big, extra-visible Circle of Evil Stars on the back so all the proles can see.

    Why sell CM/MC treason short.

  6. £24.99 Rob. With a big, extra-visible Circle of Evil Stars on the back so all the proles can see.

    And a short but inspiring quote on the cover from the fat German bureaucrat of your choice, selectable on the website when you order.

  7. I see a business opportunity for burgundy passport cover covers.
    My son bought me a blue cover for my burgundy passport a few years back. I am sure the manufacturers of those covers will simply switch to burgundy when the time comes.
    Sorry.

  8. You should see the comments on the Guardian. Bloody hell, they really hate this country.

  9. I sincerely hope the blue is close to the original colour and not the vaguely blue-grey shown on the Crappograph’s item.

  10. You should see the comments on the Guardian. Bloody hell, they really hate this country.

    I expect to see them lying through their teeth that it will cost loads, even though it will cost fuck all as it is up for redesign anyway.

  11. This is Trumpian in its magnificence. Minor issue with resonance, which also drives its opponents insane and flushes them out into the public arena where people can see how deranged they are.

  12. I sincerely hope the blue is close to the original colour and not the vaguely blue-grey shown on the Crappograph’s item.

    The ‘light royal blue’ illustrated looks nothing like the dark blue (navy?) of the original. Mind you, the colour did use to come out of the pasteboard if you got it wet.

  13. Humph. I have a blue cover thingy, and every time we land, Customs or Polis announce they must be removed.

  14. Who knew!

    For sure. But it’s one thing to know that intellectually, and another to see 2,200 comments on the Guardian’s FB page, nearly all some variant of “Little Englanders” (i.e. English people) are scum”.

  15. >You should see the comments on the Guardian. Bloody hell, they really hate this country.

    And on Twitter. Idiots moaning about how stupid Leavers are to care so much about the colour of a passport, while also wailing and gnashing their teeth about the colour of a passport.

  16. I like the burgundy colour and I really appreciate a soft-cover passport that fits in my shirt pocket. The old hardback big blue passport was inconvenient shit.

  17. Bugger, my burgundy one runs out this year. I renewed my one early 10 years ago, cos I thought that that twat Brown was going to try and introduce ID cards on the back of passports. Otherwise I’d have had a blue one on next renewal.

  18. Go on, tell me that the Burgundy dye is made somewhere in the EU, probably in Germany, using IG Farben equipment formerly used for processing murdered Jews (although they ran out of the raw materials sometime in 1945). In that case, Corbyn and his cronies will be calling for a retention of the Burgundy colour …

  19. Yeah, mine runs out in a few months as well. They’re bloody expensive to replace or else I might ‘lose’ the red one. Having said that, the little red one fits beautifully in my money belt which I always wear when travelling. The big blue jobs won’t.

  20. @BiCR It’ll be the same size and shape as now – it’s an international standard set by IATA (or someone).

  21. Doing something with no material benefit just to annoy a percentage of the population is not only childish, but a very counterproductive way to run a country. Hopefully those that you are intending to piss off are too mature to do something similar in retaliation.

  22. Burgundy passport was UK Gov’t decision.

    Many EU countries retained original colour: SE – Blue, Croatia – Black

  23. @ Dave C
    Yes we were too mature when they changed the London Buses to Red and when they changed the passports to red – but *no way* am I going to wear a red suit to show that we’re all singing “The Red Flag”

  24. Dave C: it’s a normal replacement cycle, as others have said above. They could choose any colour, though there’s probably a regulation against dayglo pink with gold stars and similar ‘designer’ ideas. So why not the blue we used to have?

  25. Just piss off Dave C.

    Drawing forth the absolute shower of shite who have been publically pissing their pants today has been a very worthwhile exercise in smoking out traitorous, verminous scum.

    Every single cunt who has twatted or mouthed hatred in service of treason today in any media deserves to have the shit beaten out of them. That so many of our brave fathers died to preserve a generation of disloyal leftist scum vipers ( arse vipers in point of fact) boggles the mind. May an ocean of putrid, stinking piss drown all such human offal in gargling agony.

    A commentator over on Samizdata Arthur Kestrel (sic) introduced a new acronym: TWANLOC.

    Those Who Are No Longer Our Countrymen.

    It is not obscene or insulting enough for my liking but it captures the essence of the truth. Take their citizenship and expel the fucking lot.

  26. Dave C

    “Hopefully those that you are intending to piss off are too mature to do something similar in retaliation”

    The’ve been at it for years – ours is the (ever so very gentle) retaliation…;)

  27. I prefer the burgundy, mainly because my 3 other passports are blue. This makes it easier to grab the UK one (which I use for the majority of my travel) when I’m inevitably late leaving for the airport.

    Although I might not use the UK one a bit less once it stops providing unfettered access to the Schengen Area. Anyway it runs out in 2027 so I’ll be getting a blue one later than most people, but who cares.

  28. @john77 Red/burgundy is just a colour, I think you’re reading to much into it. Or it’s a joke and I’m missing it.

  29. Nigel didn’t get his knighthood again but at least he’ll still have his hard-on over blue passports to keep him happy.

  30. I’m sure your cutting dickhead wit would just spoil Nigel’s Christmas KY–if he had ever fucking heard of you.

    We really should all buy ourselves a copy of DeBrett’s Treason–just to keep track of the tiny turds like you.

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