EU dismisses May’s claim blue passports are sovereignty statement

The sun set on Britain when Brexit passed.


European parliament’s chief Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt says UK could have had navy travel documents all along

Britain could have chosen to have blue passports while remaining a member of the EU, the European parliament’s chief Brexit coordinator has said, dismissing Theresa May’s claim that the move is a victory for British sovereignty.

The government has said blue passports will mean enhanced freedom for Britons, but EU officials have said they could spell travel delays and extra paperwork because of diminished travel rights post-Brexit.

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