Brexit New Procedure may be not surprising to some people until they know how much it will Cost !
The UK government is planing to change the passport color from it is current ” Burgundy Color” to a new ”Blue and Gold design” which according to the government official statement will cost £500 million ($669 million) described by the government as ” a move to symbolize our national identity” .. Unemployment ? can wait identity first !
“Leaving the EU gives us a unique opportunity to restore our national identity and forge a new path for ourselves in the world,” Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis announced in an official statement.
“That is why I am delighted to announce that the British passport will be returning to the iconic blue and gold design after we have left the European Union in 2019,” he added .
”The blue cover, per the statement, is a return to the “original appearance” of the British passport and the color blue was “first used in 1921.” “It remained the color of choice until the UK joined the EU and the burgundy common format color was agreed and adopted”
Rupert Murdoch the media billionaire owner of the newspaper The Sun cheered the move for the change as the British newspaper was doing for the last 17 months supporting Brexit “I hope Sun readers will agree this is a clear visual step in regaining our sense of sovereignty and standing tall in the world as a proud, independent Britain once more,” .
The move is facing a huge wave of sarcastic Tweets with many questioning why the government is spending such fortune on a simple secondary task .