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Mon Dieu: A Post-Brexit U.K. Passport Made in France

“It is a national humiliation.”
Source: UK Government / Reuters

If Brexit was supposed to be a victory for sovereign rights and national identity, what better way to celebrate than with a new passport? It’ll be blue and gold—just like the country’s passports were before they conformed to the EU’s burgundy color scheme in 1988.

Also, it will be made by a Franco-Dutch conglomerate, which can produce it more cheaply

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