It’s not easy Being Blue

The UK passport is routinely redesigned every five years to guard against counterfeiting (the current contract expires in March 2019, the year the UK is set to leave the EU) and rumours suggest that the passport cover could turn blue again. Some have suggested that the burgundy EU passport is a ‘humiliation’ and many favour a return to the colour of the past. While the Crown has been issuing travel documents since at least the 1400s, the blue passport introduced in 1920 only lasted for 68 years. Nonetheless, Smythson will no doubt be licking its lips at the opportunity to sell EU style burgundy covers to Remain voters looking to heckle leave voters at border security checkpoints. And while we are on the subject of bringing things back, I vote for the three day week.