So, with Brexit on the horizon, it seems we’re getting our blue British passports back.
That’s good news isn’t it?
Look, everyone’s telling me it’s great news, especially The Sun.
Apparently, according to Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis: “One of the most iconic things about being British is having a blue passport.”
Now, having given this a little thought, I think I’d like to inform Brandon - may I call you Brandon? OK, great - that this is an absolute load of total bollocks.
I mean, it is isn’t it?
I’ve never had one. Never even seen one. Never even given the slightest thought to what colour my passport is, or the colour of anyone else’s. What colour is a US passport - apparently now our closest ally and a place I have visited quite a few times? I honestly couldn’t tell you. No idea.
So, sorry Brandon, the colour of a passport has absolutely bugger all to do with what makes a country great.
No, I rather think that Tyron Wilson has got it rather more nailed than you.
THINGS THAT ARE ICONIC— TW (@TyronWilson) December 21, 2017
- the amy winehouse episode of buzzcocks
- the shakespearean beef between lady sovereign and jentina
- jackie stallone entering the celeb big brother house
THINGS THAT ARE NOT ICONIC
- a pass for foreign travel being coloured blue instead of burgundy
These are all correct. And here are 17 more.
1. “I can’t believe you’ve done this”
2. This classic Countdown moment
3. This exact moment of British nature
4. Iain from Great British Bake Off presenting Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with a bin which he had thrown his ruined baked alaska into
5. Every single second of Elizabeth on The Apprentice
7. A Sports Direct mug
8. TRAIN WANKERS
9. “Put your hands on the car and get ready to die”
10. JESUS CHRIST FENTON
11. Mascots observing minutes’ silences
12. Chris & Kem on Love Island
13. Jemini getting nil points on Eurovision
14. Rylan on ‘The X Factor’
15. Olly Murs falling down the stairs during a gig
16. Olly Murs becoming a terrorism expert
Being told no shots in Selfridges! Have no idea the whole store went crazy!— Olly Murs (@ollyofficial) November 24, 2017
17. This tube slide and quote