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From next summer, all new or updated driving licences in the UK will feature the Union Flag
Darren Moss
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1 min read
30 December 2014

Driving licences in the UK will be changed to include a depiction of the Union Flag, the government has announced.

The changes, which apply to motorists in England, Scotland and Wales who either apply for a new driving licence or update their details, will take place around summer next year.

The announcement was made by transport minister Claire Perry, who said: "People in this country rightly take pride in our national flag, which is why I am delighted it will now be displayed on British driving licences."

"Celebrating Britain strengthens our sense of national identity and our unity. I will feel proud to carry my new licence and I hope others will too."

The European Union flag, which has been in use on photographic driving licences since 1998, will continue to feature as well. 

It's already known that from June next year, the paper counterpart driving licence will be phased out, leaving motorists with just the photocard.

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Peter Cavellini 4 January 2015

Ho hum..........

Hate to say this guys,but, the microchip in it is connected to a heck of a lot more info about you,putting a flag on it isn't such a big deal.
5wheels 2 January 2015

In the days of Yore

My original licence which was valid for donkeys years was green and long paper and held together with sticky tape and had no photo. I used it world wide. A Greek cop held it upside down for a good three minutes before saluting me and waving me away :-)
Meanwhile as they are considering putting some black lines into the UJ to appease all the immigrants - this would seem pointless. In any case who told those jerks in Government that every other country loves the British? A little less in your face and leave it alone would be good
Peter Cavellini 2 January 2015

So it's 1984!

So, a Flag!,there's probably a lot more stored on the card than we know about,what can we do about it?,is it such a bad thing these days?

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