The British government said on Friday that after leaving the European Union, they will issue passports with traditional blue covers for the first time in nearly 30 years. The Home Office of the United Kingdom stated that the new color cover passport will be issued in early March, replacing the wine red cover that has been adopted since 1988. Ironically, Agence France-Presse reported that the new passport will be made in Poland because the contract was awarded to the French multinational Thales Group, which caused controversy.
British Home Affairs Minister Battelle said: "Brexit gives us a unique opportunity to regain our national identity and to blaze a new path in the world."
She also said: "The classic color and gold design, the British passport will once again integrate national identity, I can't wait to travel with this passport."
The issuance of passports has become another battlefield in the Brexit war. In order to "restoring national identity", the British government announced in 2017 that it would re-use the traditional blue passport.
The burgundy cover was originally adopted to be consistent with most EU countries. Some people regretted the replacement of the blue cover.