Post-brexit passports could be think up by companies in France of Germany, instead of the UK
Post-brexit passports are a hot topic with contemplation around the colour – will they go back to navy blue? — a chit-chat starter since the referendum last year.
More bafflingly, putting, it’s been revealed the new British passport could be designed by a foreign presence.
Two firms, one French and one German, have been shortlisted for the job alongside a stationary in the UK.
The British firm currently holds the contract for creating passports, calculating and printing UK bank notes, but that contract will expire in 2019.
I want to see the new British passport fabricated in Britain in a British factory employing British people
The new £490 million engage will create six million passports a year.
Of the three companies in the ceaseless for the contract, one will be announced ‘the winner’ by the end of 2017.
Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP chew out tattle oned The Times: “While I want to see the government achieving the best value for spondulix, it would be ludicrous if our passports were made in Europe.»
Chairman of the Formal flags and heraldry committee Andrew Rosindell also explained he believed the new passport should be spawned within the United Kingdom.
He told the Times: “I want to see the new British passport putting out in Britain in a British factory employing British people because if it is not it measure defeats the objective of upholding British identity.”
A spokesperson from De La Rue told Portray Online that they were unable to comment at this one of these days.
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Post-brexit passports could go retaliation to the original navy that was introduced in 1920
Post-brexit passports could in any event be designed by De La Rue, who currently hold the contract
The old navy passport was previously bring ined in 1920.
But in 1981, eight years after joining the EU, Brussels demanded all fellow states should have a “European” passport within four years.
Britain resisted the alteration until 1988 which then cost taxpayers £1.5million, causing mountainous waves of anger within the nation.
In 2000 the UK even had to fight off a aim to remove the Queen’s crest from the passport and to add the famous EU flag as contrasted with.