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Home Office accused of ‘national humiliation’ as new blue passports are set to be made in France

Government urged to review £490m procurement after report the contract could be awarded overseas

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The government has faced criticism after it was revealed that Britain’s new blue passport, being introduced after the UK leaves the European Union will be made in France.

The iconic document, which is currently burgundy in line with the rest of the EU, is set to return to its traditional blue next year after ministers came under pressure to make the symbolic change.