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AB Editor | 14:25 Wed 03rd Jan 2018 | News
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  • I don't care what colour my passport is - 220 votes
  • 56%
  • Yes, this is an important change - 135 votes
  • 35%
  • No, I don't want the colour to change - 35 votes
  • 9%

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Will it really help Britain to "restore national identity", or is it a trivial matter?
Trivial, as far as I'm concerned.
Given the challenges that the UK faces in the coming years ; i think the colour of our passports is the least of our worries
Entirely irrelevant to me.
I was torn about which way to answer.

On the one hand I'm pleased, but it isn't really important.
It could be sky blue pink for all it matters to me.
Does not matter in the least. Yet another trivial reason that people give to justify the most profound change to the UK constitution for decades. Right up there with 'we will get out duty free back , when we go on holiday'. Which I have also seen as a reason for Brexit .
couldn't care if it was pink with yellow spots ...means nothing
Bigger issues to worry about other than the colour of a passport - it only seems to fuss some - in particular Daily Mail readers!
Not the least bit bothered about the colour.

More bothered that it will be less useful than it currently is.
It is even more trivial as we could if we so wished have Blue passports and stayed in the EU.Burgundy is only the recommended colour , each state can choose a colour. Blue is one choice along with Black. Croatia has Black EU passports.
From the EU website
Non-standard types of passports, such as passport cards (Ireland is still the only EU country to issue a passport in card format), diplomatic, service and emergency passports have not yet been harmonised but, since the 1980s, European Union member states have started to harmonise aspects of the designs of their ordinary passport booklets.[1] Most passports issued by EU member states have the common recommended lay out; burgundy in colour with the words “European Union” accompanied by the name of the issuing member state printed on the cover.[12]
^ note the words 'recommended layout' NOT compulsory layout.
I am pleased that the colour is going back to dark blue but I don't see it as important.
The new colour looks very smart.
A few observations:
It’s nothing like the old ‘blue’ one
The UK were not forced to adopt burgundy by the EU - in fact the EU’s newest member Croatia has a blue passport ironically
It seems we might well have been switching to blue regardless of Brexit so it’s a shame the change was spin by the government as some sort of act of independence
“Yet another trivial reason that people give to justify the most profound change to the UK constitution for decades.”

Only for about two and a half decades, Eddie. In 1992 that nice Mr Major signed the Maastricht Treaty which effectively consigned the UK Parliament to the status of a Parish Council.

“More bothered that it will be less useful than it currently is.”

How so, Gromit? There will be no changes to the recognition of your passport when travelling beyond the EU. At the moment when travelling to other EU countries you have to present your passport on arrival and then, if your first port of call is in a Schengen member nation, you will be free to travel throughout that area. After Brexit, when travelling to the remaining EU countries you er… will have to present your passport on arrival and then, if your first port of call is in a Schengen member nation, you will be free to travel throughout that area.

“It is even more trivial as we could if we so wished have Blue passports and stayed in the EU..”

Oh if only I’d known that I would have voted to remain! :-(

It is not an important issue but the most significant change will be the removal, from the cover, of the words "European Union". That is far more important than its colour.
Looks like a majority common sense response so far !
perhaps the VB can have their own in say white?
If I had all night spare I'd ask you to explain that...I don't.
Any colour but burgundy would be nice.

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