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Blue passport to return after Brexit

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British passports will change from burgundy to blue after Britain leaves the EU, the Home Office has said.

Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis said he was delighted to return to the “iconic” blue and amber intend which came into use almost 100 years ago.

The new passports will be made available to those renewing or applying for a passport from October 2019.

Burgundy passports have been used for almost 30 years after the UK joined the EU and adopted the style.

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage responded to the announcement by tweeting “Happy Brexmas! “

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