Britain’s immigration minister, Brandon Lewis, announced that the hated burgundy EU passport will be decommissioned in favour of a British ‘true blue’ cover following Brexit.
The Great Yarmouth MP told journalists that: “Leaving the EU gives us a unique opportunity to restore our national identity and forge a new path for ourselves in the world.”
The English Channel’s news editor, Maude Drivel, said: “This astonishing outburst of common-sense from a Conservative minister is to be welcomed.
“Now all they need to do is reinstate the several thousand border guards that Theresa May and David Cameron’s pussy-footed governments have cut since 2010.”
Budgets for border controls have been cut by the Tories by 25% since 2010 despite the number of people coming to our country increasing by 12 million every year.
In 2016, two former Metropolitan Police commissioners, and a former head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard, broke their silence to condemn Tory border control budget cuts.
UKIP’s John Bickley has repeatedly called border controls a “reckless and unnecessary gamble with public safety”.
English Channel research data shows that some five thousand British border guards could be reinstated at a cost of just over £2bn…a mere fraction of the £40 UK taxpayer bill Theresa May has gifted to Brussels.