Blue Books

Passports are by their very nature an outward-looking item–they exist as identification, sure, but that’s a secondary use-case and a much-less frequent one. A passport’s primary role is to facilitate travel to other countries, so I’m not sure why the “rah-rah British patriotism!” crowd is so excited. There’s plenty about the UK you can make more English (see: worse) by leaving the EU, but I don’t think a passport is the best place to want to celebrate your nation, given it’s largely a request to other nations to treat you well, take you seriously, and not think of you as a joke.

Then again British tourists often drape themselves in Union Jacks and St. George’s Cross apparel during their trips abroad, so perhaps next up is just a SuperDry hoodie with a big blue passport on it.

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