Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has revealed he’s received his new UK passport, without the words “European Union” on the front cover, prompting responses from a deluge of both passionate Brexiteers and irate EU remainers.
Farage posted a picture of himself on social media on Monday, proudly holding aloft his new passport that now simply reads “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.” The hardline Brexiteer tweeted: “We got our passports back!”
Farage has got his hands on one and appears to look so happy about it, the photo has even prompted a number of pro-EU advocates on Twitter to ask whether he had received the German passport which he reportedly applied for – thanks to his German wife.
However, Farage has received praise from other quarters who have thanked him for “helping to get our country back,” and solidarity from those who are pleased that there is “finally no ghastly EU at the top” of the UK passport.
The likelihood of a no-deal Brexit has increased since PM Boris Johnson vowed to take the UK out of the EU “do or die” on October 31. The prime minister will meet with Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron this week for Brexit discussions before the G7 summit in Biarritz.