British passports have removed the words ‘European Union’

British passports have removed the words ‘European Union’

Susan Hindle Baron, who received her new passport on Friday, posted an update on Twitter with the new travel document, writing that she was "truly appalled" at the change.

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell, who had campaigned to bring the blue passport back, said the change amounted to a Christmas present "to those who care about our national identity, drawing the ire of a few constituents who ironically questioned whether the new design would allow them to work in neighboring countries".

Britain is slated to leave the European Union without a withdrawal deal in place on April 12, but British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to once again delay Brexit to avoid a chaotic exit.

"We're still in the EU - Why doesn't my new passport reflect that?"

At present, Britain's exit date is April 12, although European Union member states are mulling a new extension request by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Drivers who held pink plastic permits under European Union standards were told to get ready to apply for worldwide licenses in case Britain left without a deal.

She added: "Let's face it, it's not the changes to the passport - it's just symbolic". I was surprised they've made the change when we haven't left, and it's a tangible mark of something which I believe to be completely futile. Passports produced after that date don't have the "EU" label on their burgundy front cover.

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"What do we gain by leaving?"

Leading eurosceptic Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said if Britain were to stay in the European Union beyond April 12, the country should become the bloc's most hard member and veto a seven-year financial framework.

"There's a lot of things on which I disagree with the Labour Party on policy issues but on Brexit I think there are some things we agree on... so we're talking".

The office said "both designs will be equally valid for travel".

The decision earned the ire of British couple Peter and Jan Brady who were issued different passports - despite lodging their applications on the same day.

A Home Office spokeswoman said that "in order to use leftover stock and achieve best value to the taxpayer", passports that include the words European Union will continue to be issued for "a short period".

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