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British passport maker to challenge UK govt over employing foreign firm

Shares in De La Rue were little changed on Tuesday, having fallen 6 percent when it said it had lost the contract in March

Reuters  |  LONDON 

The company that makes British passports will challenge the decision to use a foreign firm in future, a government decision that some eurosceptics in the tabloid press have called unpatriotic. Prime Minister Theresa May announced post-Brexit Britain would change its passports from burgundy to blue - closer to how they looked before the colour of EU passports was harmonised in 1988 - in "an expression of our independence and sovereignty". But reports that Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto, rather than Britain's De La Rue Plc, had won the tender to produce them angered some ...

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First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 18:59 IST