A Tory MP who believes it is a “humiliation” that UK citizens have burgundy passports has thrown his hat into the ring to be the next London Mayor. Andrew Rosindell, MP for the Essex seat of Romford since 2001, announced he is bidding to be the Tory candidate in the battle for City Hall in two years time. The Brexit campaigner led the calls for British passports to return to their dark blue origins once the UK has left the EU - despite the fact Brussels rules don’t prevent them being that colour. “The humiliation of having a pink European Union passport will now soon be over and the United Kingdom nationals can once again feel pride and self-confidence in their own nationality when travelling, just as the Swiss and Americans can do,” he said in 2017. Rosindell’s candidacy comes after a string of high-profile Tories, including former Education Secretary Justine Greening, ex-Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and Tory rising star James Cleverly all ruled … [Read more...] about Tory MP Who Thinks EU Passports Are A National Humiliation Wants To Be London Mayor
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The Ukrainian side is concerned about the mechanism for the preservation of visa-free travel. Photo from UNIAN Head of the Department of Consular and Legal Issues, Deputy Head of Directorate at the Department of Consular Services of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Serhiy Minyailo says the European Union has named main threats to the visa-free regime for Ukraine. Read also Some 490,000 Ukrainians enter EU without visa since June 2017 "The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, earlier this year issued a report for last year. In particular, it specified the main threats for a visa-free regime... First, it is the security of documents. This refers to the passports that some Ukrainian citizens use in a fake form... Secondly, this concerns the possibility of use of weapons that we have in the east [Donbas], that is, there is a danger of their illegal movement to Europe," he said at the roundtable titled "European Choice of Ukraine after the Revolution of Dignity: … [Read more...] about European Union names main threats to visa-free travel for Ukraine – consular service official
Whether Brexit Wonderland, Lincoln ,ever opens we can but wait and see, but if it does, we hope it will have an exhibit on how Brexit Wonderland, Lincoln, itself ever came to be. For nothing could ever sum up better the full dizzying wonder of Brexit itself. The idea of a National Brexit Museum, which is under serious consideration by leading Brexiteers, appears to have started life as an April Fool’s joke on a Manchester community blog. Such is the disappointment 10 days later that plans for a Snog, Shag or Punch stall featuring Ken Clarke, Chuka Umunna and Jacob Rees Mogg were not in fact real, that they are planning on setting one up themselves. Initial plans are to open Brexit Wonderland in Lincoln, to honour its revered status as the most Eurosceptic town in the country. It is hoped that by the time Brexit Wonderland opens, the Eastern European agricultural labourers who keep Lincoln's economy alive will have all gone home, decimating the town and in turn, Brexit … [Read more...] about The first look inside Brexit Wonderland! The UK’s new museum to leaving the European Union
OLD school British passports will be making a comeback for 2019 when the country quits the EU. A Sun campaign to return the passports to the dark blue from the current burgundy has prompted the Home Office to give the redesign its backing. Here's the latest... Are blue passports coming back after Brexit? Blue passports are making a comeback for citizens of Britain and Northern Ireland. We'll be returning to the old design which traditionally marked out the UK passport from the rest after we leave the EU in 2019. The announcement in December 2017 follows a campaign by The Sun for the Government to bring back our famous dark blue passport — as a symbol of the UK regaining sovereignty from the EU. What colour were the old British passports and how are they different from EU ones? Traditionally, the British passport was dark blue with the lion and the unicorn royal coat of arms embossed in gold on the front. Unlike the modern passport, it had a hardcover. Passports in all EU member … [Read more...] about Are blue UK passports coming back after Brexit, when can I get one and where are they being made?
The kingdom will phase out the current burgundy-coloured travel document, commonly adopted by EU member states 0SHARES Share Tweet Email A combination image of two handout pictures released on December 22, 2017 by the UK passport office shows a burgundy (L) and blue United Kingdom passport. PHOTO: AFP LONDON: Britain will return to blue passports after leaving the European Union in 2019, “to restore our national identity”, the government announced Friday. The kingdom will phase out the current burgundy-coloured travel document — commonly adopted by EU member states — following Brexit. “The UK passport is an expression of our independence and sovereignty — symbolising our citizenship of a proud, great nation,” Prime Minister Theresa May said. “That’s why we have announced that the iconic blue passport will return after we leave the European Union in 2019.” … [Read more...] about UK passports changing back to blue after Brexit