But eagle-eyed Brexiteers were quick to notice that his passport is not blue, despite the UK’s decision to ditch the burgundy passport after the UK finally unshackles from the bloc. The triumphant Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said the removal of the words “European Union” proved “Brexiteers are winning” after returning from his summer holidays.
Leave voters quickly congratulated Mr Farage on Twitter for his “victory” but questioned why the passport is not blue.
During her premiership former Prime Minister Theresa May announced the UK would be changing to a blue passport, which will see the EU-style burgundy cover that has been a feature since 1988 replaced after Brexit.
A Brexiteer posted on Twitter: “I had been hoping they would be back to being blue. Disappointed to see they have stayed the ugly colour. But I look forward to getting my one.
Another said: “I’ve been due to renew since last year but I’ve been hanging off until we get out of the EU...
Nigel Farage showed off his new passport (Image: TWITTER/NIGEL FARAGE )
“I was looking forward to ‘blue’ passport too so not sure what’s going on there either.”
A Twitter user asked: “Thought they were blue? and another added: “Why is it still purple?”
During the 2016 campaign to leave the EU, Mr Farage said he always “objected” to the