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Thread #165570 Message #3996059
Posted By: DMcG
12-Jun-19 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
It was very pertinent, SPB. It is a good example of how we have managed to get some of the imagery Brexiteers want, but none of the substance.
The value of a passport is entirely in how other countries treat it (plus some in-country ID purposes.) To that end, it matters not a jot whether the cover says European, United Kingdom, Rivendell or The Land of the Orange Ogres(*). Do other countries - France, Germany US, Argentina, Thailand and the hundred or so others - recognise it as valid? That is all that counts in the end. So changing the wording on the cover has the same real significance as changing the colour. A meaningless alteration to keep Brexiteers happier, but no change of any significance at all.
* A friend once lived in a rented property of that name. Any similarity to Trump is co-incidental.