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The passport: little book, big story

An interest in passports is often sign of a nationalist turn

By Leo Benedictus   November 2016

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For some, Brexit will only be realised when we see the new British passport—presumably with the notable absence of the words “European Union” at the top. But that might not be the only change. Backed by many Tory MPs, the Sun is campaigning for a return to the “old blue” cover that was replaced by the burgundy European version in 1988. The campaign got a boost at…

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