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  • ross1948 00:01 on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Petition – True-Blue UK Passports, Made In UK, Please! 

    Wow, not every Monday morning I begin blogging with a warm welcome to an article in a site which boasts ‘Everything Labour’ as it’s motto. But who’s to disagree with me, after the government reportedly awarded the new £490m passports contract to Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto – not UK supplier De La Rue.

    Supporters claim the move – which would see passports being made outside of the UK – puts hundreds of British jobs at risk, and also poses a security risk.


    Sign the petition: We demand the new blue UK passport is made in Britain to support UK jobs.

    The petition says such a decision would not be taken in France, “where they produce their own passports in the interests of national security”.

    Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, De La Rue chief executive Martin Sutherland said: “I’d like to ask Theresa May or Amber Rudd to come to my factory and explain to our dedicated workforce why this is a sensible decision to offshore the manufacture of a British icon.”

    Thousands back campaign for new blue passports to be made in UK

    The ‘LabourList’ petition is fine by me – my primary concern is to see proud Brits at last free to cast those grotty pink ( yeah, they say it’s ‘burgundy’ but it looks pink) EUSSR passports into a handy dustbin…


    … as I have frequently made clear!

    But if there are any readers hesitant about signing up to a left-origin appeal, here’s an alternative.


    Give the contract for the UK’s new blue passport to a British firm. The Government has decided Britain’s post-Brexit blue passports should be made by a European company. Now the Daily Mail and MailOnline are calling on ministers to put British workers first by reversing the decision…


    Better still, sign them both!

    • Ned Ansell 15:24 on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      What the betting that May will try to stop them being blue and have them produced in her own favourite colour, yellow.?


    • Evelyn 19:12 on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      May will not have the courage to go to meet the workers who could have done the job in Britain. She’s a coward from head to toe.
      ANd if she was dragged along and made to answer to them, she would just say she has no choice, it’s EU rules, which she has just told us she’s happy to continue under for even longer.’
      I hate the sight and sound of her.


    • Lesley Anne James 21:15 on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      British jobs for British people


    • Jacko 01:59 on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I signed it.


  • ross1948 18:44 on December 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Euro-Grovel Sturgeon Reviles Prospect Of Proud Brit Passports 

    An educated Scots accent is euphonious, and having spent much time there, I have heard many Scots talk sense on many topics.


    Gambar terkait


    The great actor Sean Connery is an outstanding example of a Scot who talks properly whilst making no attempt to suppress his origins. .

    What a contrast when we hear that ghastly separatist Nicola Sturgeon. always unpleasant to listen to because of her coarse fishwifely voice, and content that’s usually as off-putting as her delivery.


    Thanks, BBC, For Confusing Sturgeon With ‘Psychotic’ Ape! 


    Her SNP party is so far left it should move its HQ to Rockall instead of Edinburgh – we covered that not long ago in  If Scots Go, Let ‘Em Take Some Excess ‘Asylum’ Baggage! 

    And her views on self-determination tend to get a bit mangled when it comes to actually letting people determine things for themselves. Self-Determination – Northern Lights V SNP Glare! 


    Her latest tirade is her worst yet, on a par with her notorious rant during the Brexit campaign, when she said Brit tax-payers should shoulder the cost of any and every diseased alien who might wish to drop by.

    Now the demented separatist has poured scorn on plans to bring back the blue cover for the British passport as “insular, inward looking, nonsense.”

    One could easily say the same about an aspiration to resurrect Scotland as a separate state, which until the 1960s was confined to a small minority of Scots. It has since mushroomed.



    Much of the drift to secession has been a consequence of the erosion of a proudly British identity, a process deliberately pushed hard by  Westminster Europhiliacs…



    …like Homo Heath and almost all main Tory (and Labour) party leaders since.

    Sturgeon may be obnoxious, but she is no fool. She realises that if a real sense of BRITISH national pride were nurtured back to health, separatist tendencies would again be eccentricities.

    Hence of course she detests genuinely nationalist proposals.   She herself is NO more a nationalist than Theresa May.

    They often make nationalist noises but they are both subservient to liberalism and internationalism, the essential enemies of the nation-state.


  • ross1948 00:01 on December 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Glad Tidings! Blue British Passports – But Alas, Not Yet!! 

    Being always fair, even to governments which rarely deserve it, I must acknowledge the announcement by May’s Immigration Minister, Brandon Lewis, that he is to act on my call last year…

    Bin Brussels Burgundy – Restore True Blue Passports! 

    …for a return to properly British passports.


    “Leaving the EU gives us a unique opportunity to restore our national identity and forge a new path for ourselves in the world.


    Gambar terkait=

    “That is why I am delighted to announce that the British passport will be returning to the iconic blue and gold design after we have left the European Union in 2019.”


    The return of the blue cover is being celebrated as a victory by pro-Brexit MPs.

    ….replacing burgundy model with blue design will help ‘restore national identity


    My pleasure is naturally enhanced by the sure and certain knowledge that the news will give Enemy Within hacks, like those in the Guardian, serious indigestion – long before they sit down to their Christmas dinners.

    Unfortunately, these nice new patriot passports will not be issued until after October 2019.

    One has to assume that the hated EUSSR banner will also still affront our gaze as we walk by the embassy here in Jakarta…


    (which, since it transferred from the busy junction in the heart of the city to a leafy back-street, where nobody really walks except vendors of cheap local foods, is basically invisible to ordinary Jakartans)

    …will also continue to flutter offensively beside the only flag to which true Brits owe allegiance.




    Since the decision was taken by those who matter ( the British people, not posturing creeps like Anna Soubry and the other collaborators at Westminster) I have consistently maintained that these significant steps should have been taken last summer.

    Memo to H. E. Moazzam Malik – Haul Down The EU Rag! 


    But better late than never!


  • ross1948 19:21 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Bin Brussels Burgundy – Restore True Blue Passports! 

    All Jakarta is on holiday today, except for all those down-trodden people who have to work in the malls, one of which I have just returned from with much needed supplies both for myself and an exceedingly disgruntled feline.




    She unusually didn’t go walkabout last night because of the fire-works, which were still audible when I rose this morning!

    Now I just want to put my feet up, but first, being in a mildly whimsical frame of mind…


    ….I’m going to post on an issue that may not be anyone’s top priority in The Old Country, and even less so here.

    Yet it strikes me as another of those agreeable examples of ‘gesture politics’ which could be announced instantly and implemented gradually, as people’s old documents expire and have to be replaced.


    Look at that!

    I purposely omit the Brussels burgundy-coloured cover, which anyone who recalls the good old true-blue British passports  – they looked so impressive – would surely be glad to see the back of. Nor will I waste time on the waste of space within, with all those languages, Greek, Erse, etc.

    It’s the other inside part that rankles, that defines the second-class status handed to sovereign countries by the Euro-Commissars.

    Right there at the top, ‘European Union,’ as if to hammer home the ‘who rules’ message to every poor Brit obliged to carry the damned thing.

    The sooner the better, those traumatised apparatchiks in the UK Foreign Office should be ordered to telephone their regular provider of printing services… 



    And bring this BRITISH passport back into use!  

    • Leo Cozijn 19:27 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      *No talks about Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage leaving the sinking ship?*


      • ross1948 23:42 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Aaah, Comrade Cozijn, you must be aware I have had little if anything to say about Boris that he would like to hear. He’s now been royally screwed, but his ambition is merely hidden – he will be back for more in due course.
        I am now waiting to see what happens as I do think there are a lot of liberal renegade Tories who might flout the people’s will.
        As for Nigel, he did a grand job, focused voters on the issue that really mattered, the migrant horde, and since he’s not been offered a place on the Brexit negotiation team ( yet) I see no reason why he can’t take a break and enjoy his family.
        Believe me, politics can take a terrible toll on domestic life, even at much lower levels than his.
        In any case, I reckon he sees a need to raise the profile of the others in his party, and he won’t be out of the limelight himself, as an MEP -he made a fine speech there last week. . .


    • Joseph B. Fox 20:17 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Two points of detail: the change of passport format which we often associate with the EU was in fact agreed internationally; British passports were more often than not black rather than navy blue – my first passport, issued in 1964, was blue, but all the rest (until burgundy took over) were black. An I have in my possession a passport issued to my maternal grandmother in 1939, which is as black as your hat.


      • ross1948 23:46 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Good evening, sir. I think my first passport was issued in 1962, and it was blue. I’m sure you are right in your correction, but as stated above, it’s the interior that offends most. Changing the colour would make clear the break from Brussels rule. I’d hope a good blue would be favoured over a gloomy black!


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