Outrage over where our new British Blue Passports are set to be made

Supporters of Brexit are in uproar over what is being seen as a national humiliation. Britain's new blue passport is set to be an icon to celebrate the UK's regained independence from Europe but it is now set to be made by a firm based in both France and Holland! The contract to produce the documents is set to be given to Gemalto after the company undercut rival bids by around £50m.
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This is as a result of the contract being put out under EU Single Market rules and this is one of the reasons why people are so angry about the UK's transition deal that will see us under EU rules until 2021 at least. One Tory MP branded the move “completely wrong and unnecessary” whilst others are personally holding the home secretary Amber Rudd (pictured) and the Government responsible for this.

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  • David Clews
    commented 2018-03-22 10:57:39 +0000
    Hi Sara, it is because we are still part of the EU Single Market. Any EU company can bid on this contract and EU laws mean we have to accept the lowest bid. This is why we have to leave the EU and all its institutions like the Single Market.