Some newspapers who backed Brexit are still desperately trying to convince readers it's been a success. But the pro-Brexit Sun has gone a different route, attempting to distract readers from reality with the inconsequential tokenism of a campaign to "bring back the blue passport".
Because that’s what our ailing economy needs, a new passport cover. Granted, a lot of people won’t be able to afford foreign holidays but at least it will be a blue passport gathering dust on the shelf, not that filthy maroon muck the EU forced on us back in the 80s.
Of course there's no shortage of people willing to throw their weight behind a campaign such as this. These sorts of things inevitably prove a honeypot for publicity-starved public figures desperate to see their name in print - even if it means backing a patently ridiculous campaign.
Step forward Tory MP Andrew Bridgen who told The Sun: "A country’s passport is a symbol of its sovereignty. As we get our sovereignty back, I’m looking forward to getting my British passport back too."
Tory MEP Daniel Hannan said: "Bringing back the blue passport would symbolise that we are once again British subjects."
But the award for toadying obeisance to this distracting nonsense goes to another Tory MP, Andrew Rosindell, who hunted around in the darkest corner of his mind, perhaps where his self-respect used to be, and offered up this effort: "Having the pink European passports has been a humiliation."
And he didn’t stop there, even though he really should have done.
Rosindell doubled down with an even more ludicrous statement: "When I was first a parliamentary candidate, I was asked if I could bring in any bill what would it be — and I wanted to bring back the blue British passport."
Really. If he could change one thing about the UK, it would be the colour of his passport.
So there you have it, next time you’re having a bad day, remind yourself, it could be worse, you could be Andrew Rosindell, or one of his constituents.