It used to be seen as a life saver in a terrorist attack or hostage situation. Not anymore.Speaking of passports, people over 40 will remember the old Irish passport. It was a pretty green colour. Distinctive. I was proud to present that passport at places throughout the world.
But our eurotoadies judged it too distinctively Irish. They insisted on scrapping the Green Passport and introducing one with a "Euro" burgundy colour. It's ugly, just like the euro coins are ugly. It is not distinctively Irish, which is of course apt given the fact that hundreds of thousands of non-Irish now brandish it. I am now ashamed to present the Irish passport overseas.
It is important to note that the EU does NOT prescribe the colours of national passports, it was just our eurotoady dogs wanting toe lick the EU's leg.