No doubt, the government will flood its social media accounts with images of the new blue British passport, which will be given to applicants from next month.

Figures who do this are, however, likely to miss out the fact these are to be made by a Franco/Dutch company, in a Polish factory. The contract was awarded by the government to a subsidiary of the company Thales, as the British competitor, De La Rue, lost out. It seems the government knows the price of all, but the value of nothing – including national pride.

As we left the EU last month, Boris promised ‘real national renewal and change’. Yet, it seems billions are still to be spent on useless vanity projects, and nothing can be forked out to ensure a national symbol can be produced in this nation.