Blue Passports to be made in France.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43489462
How amazing the anti Brexit bias on this site.
For all you EU lovers ask yourself why you support an organisation where the auditors refuse to sign off the accounts and why the total waste of money moving the Parliament from Brussels to Strasbourg just to appease the French.
Should we be worried about South American basket state countries criticising our decision?.
Waah, waah, waah - its all the remoaniacs can do. Whinge, cry, set fire to things, loot, burgle.
Awful people should be locked-up.
When will the metropolitan elitists in Whitehall began to grasp what their job is, what they are paid to do and who they represent?
A successful manufacturer and exporter in an area of high unemployment and low investment now faces an uncertain future because of myopic bean counters who won't see the bigger picture and still make petty decisions based on their own contempt for us leaving the EU.
The fact that it is blue or that it’s not made in the UK is not that important.
But what is hugely important is that it does not say “EUROPEAN UNION” at the top.
(and I notice those words are not shown in the BBC’s lead picture. Anyone would think they have deliberately not shown those very words just to make it look like the passports are the same).
An absolute disgrace, whether you have to open up a contract or not there is no way Germany or France would let their Passport contract come to the UK, they would find a way to "veto" it just as they do whenever their interests are threatened. People laugh at Trump but at least he stated that he was putting "American Business Interests" first. As usual WE sell out to the cheapest bidder. SHAMEFULL
This is a joke. All things UK should be British made.
What an outrage and a slap in the face for a long established British business.
“Under EU procurement rules, the Home Office had been required to throw open the bidding process to European firms”
What an absolute farce that an EU company can take jobs away 400 from the UK. We should delay until we are post Brexit. and then do what right and proper.
1808. Posted by corncobuk
"I believe Germany has put in a bid to manufacture the Union Jack "
I doubt it, they are very busy building mosques at the moment.......
Passport printing never going to a French company, if you believe any different you are clueless about how the business world operates. The CEO of De La Rue was just putting pressure on the gov't through the media and the outcry he knew would happen by saying this, after the treasury probably asked him to go back and sharpen his pencil on price. Its called negotiation, and getting the best deal.
The people who hate their country will seize on this to ridicule Brexit.
But just let me say...
THERE'S MORE OF US THAN THERE IS OF YOU
SO KEEP QUIET AND BELIEVE IN DEMOCRACY AND YOUR COUNTRY FOR ONCE! !!!
Pssst......Remoaners....we're still leaving....I couldn't care less where our passport is made or what colour it is, it could be pink and I wouldn't give a damn.
So long as we aren't in a situation where the German Chancellor twaddles along and invites half the world without asking anyone or without a plan, I'm happy.
I voted leave and don’t care where they’re made. Brexit wasn’t about telling Europe they’re banned from making things for us. It’s a bidding race to win a contract and these Dutch guys won, get over it.
There will be many more Brexit let downs like this.
Will only improve when all the nasty little EU sycophant Remaintwonks have been rooted out rom CS and Govt.
This is a good example of why we are leaving the EU. We are obliged to give the contract to a company abroad, threatening UK jobs, because we are currently bound by EU regulations. Strange how the Remainiacs are trying to twist things!
Great to see the remoaners jumping on a Daily Mail story. I am afraid the deal is done now. We're out. If you don't like it, leave.
I thought Remainers were moaning that they think the pound is too low?
If we can afford to get passports made cheaply by EU cheap slave wage labour then clearly the pound is not that low after all.
I wonder how many re-moaners will actually apply for this new blue British Passport?
Perhaps they would rather have a week in Skegness or Cleethorpes than admit that they were completely wrong and that they lost the argument?
Bet they now wish that they had actually bothered to vote in the EU Referendum...
It is a deliberately provocative decision made by pro EU Whitehall mandarins to stir up discontent with Brexit. The decision will be overturned long before next year.
Dear Remainers, I appreciate you never miss the opportunity to gloat or put your country down, however, we didn't vote for Brexit because passports would get made in the UK. You never mentioned this before and I am sure you were all certain we voted Brexit because we once saw the side of a bus. You really are scraping the barrel now, I suspect it's because your knuckles are dragging.
Remoaners are a busted flush and they know it, they whine like brat children, but don't worry, they will still be in the UK in twenty years as they know leaving the EU is just a minor treaty change and the UK will still suit their selfish needs best.
Remainers harping on - again a reason why we have to leave we cant even allow a british firm to print the new passport because it breaks eu rules you cant make it up the sooner we leave the better