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Feeling Blue ?

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Sacre Bleu !

 

Britain's traditional blue passports – to be reintroduced when the country leaves the EU – are to be made by a European firm.

A Franco-Dutch company has won the contract to print the post-Brexit passports, it emerged last night.

They will replace the EU’s burgundy documents from October 2019.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5529195/Iconic-British-blue-passports-DUTCH.html

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/935266/passport-uk-blue-made-by-netherlands-company-gemalto-contra...

 

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Minivanman
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Re: Feeling Blue ?

So much is manufactured and produced in what has become a global village it makes little difference who makes them I'd have thought - just make sure the price is right!

Will I be able to exchange my 'new' two year old burgundy passport for a blue one at less than the £70 I had to fork out though?

PS. Sacre Bleu indeed, not forgetting that Dieu et mon droit. Wink


 
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Re: Feeling Blue ?

Honi soit qui mal y pense!

I think I paid £77.50 for my last burgundy one in 2011.  I'm sure the new ones will soon be available from 'a man in the pub', but probably at a permium.

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@Jonpe wrote:
I'm sure the new ones will soon be available from 'a man in the pub', but probably at a permium.

 

Well, it's true, there are some Post Offices located in pubs...... Grin

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The Albanian post office?

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Maybe I'm wrong but isn't the problem with this not that French printers are going to do it, as they were the cheapest tender all done according to EU rules, just that the French don't put their own out to tender using security as a excuse.

Pretty good excuse if it's true, one we should use ourselves. I do have to wonder if it really is the cheapest if you also consider the exchange rate and the fact that if workers in this country were involved they would also be paying taxes.