British passports without ‘European Union’ issued despite Brexit delay

The new passport, is not labelled European Union unlike the old passports

The British government has started issuing passports without the words "European Union" on them even though the United Kingdom remains a full member of the bloc - for now.

Susan Hindle Barone, who said on Twitter she received a new passport on Friday, tweeted she was "TRULY APPALLED" by the change to the document's cover.

Despite the uncertainty, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said it was only "sensible and efficient management" to begin transitioning to passports without European Union headers.

Regarding the new passports, the Home Office have released a statement saying the removal of the words "European Union" was part of a two-stage process that will culminate in the old blue British passports being reissued from late 2019.

Drivers who held pink plastic permits under European Union standards were told to get ready to apply for global licenses in case Britain left without a deal.

"Specifically provided we are leaving the European Union then it is important that we compromise, that's what this is about and it is through gritted teeth", said Andrea Leadsom, the Brexit-supporting Leader of the House of Commons, parliament's lower house.

She said: "There will be no difference for British citizens whether they are using a passport that includes the words European Union, or a passport that does not".

Former Cavs Great Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame
Led by players such as Campy Russell and Bobby Smith, the Cavs won 49 games that season and claimed the Central Division title. The Class of 2019 to be inducted September 5-7, 2019 during this year's enshrinement festivities in Springfield, Mass.

A new version of the British passport, in the dark blue used before the country joined the European Union, is expected to be issued from the end of the year after a campaign by Brexit supporters to bring it back. "It's hard to imagine that we are going to make real progress now without either a general election or a second referendum on any deal she can get over the line in parliament", she told Sky News. "There's certainly a whole lot we lose".

The office said "both designs will be equally valid for travel".

Britain was expected to leave the European Union on the 29 March.

Post-Brexit UK passports are expected to look entirely different, abandoning the burgundy colour that the UK adopted in 1988 to be in line with the rest of Europe.

She added: "Let's face it, it's not the changes to the passport - it's just symbolic".

"Passports that include the words "European Union" will continue to be issued for a short period after this date".

The Home Office has confirmed that some passports introduced after March 30 no longer include references to the EU.

Related News:



Most liked

NY man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar
Omar is the embattled Minnesota Democrat who has faced nearly constant scrutiny since her election in the November 2018 midterms. In the call he said, "If our forefathers were still alive, they'd put a bullet in her head", according to the Justice Department.

Flood-hit Iran denied cash due to U.S. sanctions
Meanwhile, a consignment of 40 boats donated by the German Red Cross have been delivered to the IRCS. Train lines have been washed away and neighborhoods have been submerged.

Oil prices edge lower on economic concerns, but geopolitics support
The U.S. wanted to set a 2025 target for China to meet trade pledges, Bloomberg reported earlier Thursday. However, a rising U.S. dollar has dragged down the greenback-denominated crude futures, as the U.S.

Final words of tragic rapper Nipsey Hussle revealed
The station's radio host, Justin Credible, took to Twitter Saturday to say Power 106 "will not support" the Dying to Live rapper. Big-name rappers like Kodak Black come between an allegiance I have with dear FRIENDS", Big Boy continues.

Reba McEntire: Female country stars being overlooked at ACMs
Single Record of the Year "Down to the Honkytonk", Jake Owen "Heaven", Kane Brown "Meant to Be", Bebe Rexha feat. She also won best country song for "Space Cowboy" and best country solo performance for "Butterflies".

Kit Harington's Game of Thrones Co-Stars Crash His SNL Monologue
Bradley also asked if they would still hang out, like friends after the show. "Emilia, you're in the show", Kit responds. The final season of Game of Thrones premieres Monday 15, April in Australia .

Major delays as multiple airlines face system-wide issues
A Southwest Airlines flight takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 11, 2019. The technical glitch grounded all Southwest flights and sent other airlines spiraling into a domino effect of delays.

WWE WrestleMania 35 Results: Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins
Brock Lesnar has been rumored to return to the UFC since Daniel Cormier beat Stipe Miocic at last July's UFC 226. He immediately hit Rollins with an F5 to the outside, and The Beast Slayer seemed to be in dire straits.

Kylian Mbappe's Reaction To Eric Choupo-Moting's "Miss Of The Century"
Instead, from literally right on the goal line, he somehow managed to knock the ball sideways and on to the post. I thought the defender was going to counter him, that's why I hesitated.

Theresa May issues 'stark' warning of no Brexit at all
There were "no red lines" in the ongoing discussions, he told reporters, adding: "I expect we will reach some form of agreement". That would allow tariff-free trade in goods with the European Union but limit the United Kingdom from striking its own deals.

Trump confirms he will skip ‘boring’ White House correspondents’ dinner
Trump is the only president to skip the dinner since Ronald Reagan, who was recovering from an assassination attempt at the time. Last year's event caused an uproar after comedian Michelle Wolf made fun of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Compromise? Time ticking down for Britain to come to Brexit agreement
Time is running out for the PM to reach a Brexit compromise with Labour ahead of a summit with European leaders on Wednesday. But the old passports will no longer be given out once Britain formally leaves the bloc.

Macron appoints commissions to probe France's role in the Rwandan genocide
April 7, 1994 marked the beginning of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda perpetrated by the Hutu extremist-led government. Prisoners listen during a genocide commemoration ceremony on Sunday at Nyarugenge Prison in Kigali , Rwanda.

Largest Python Found in Everglades Packed a Secret
Rita Garcia, a spokeswoman for Big Cypress Preserve, said the eggs were destroyed and the snake was euthanized. The python captured in the U.S. state of Florida weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs.

Mesut Ozil throws jacket towards Everton boss Marco Silva during Arsenal defeat
For Everton , victory would see them move up a place into 9th, and a point behind 7th-placed Leicester. A long throw was nodded to the back post by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jagielka poked it home.