Brexit: after 111 years, the ‘GB’ on British car plates is replaced by ‘UK’

After 111 years of existence, the identification “UK“on British car plates gives way to a”UK“Symbolizing in particular solidarity with Northern Ireland after Brexit, several newspapers across the Channel reported on Thursday.

From September 28, British motorists traveling to the Continent will be required to display identification “UK” in the back of their vehicle. So far, the identification “UK“represented England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland which is one of the 4 constituent nations of the United Kingdom.

Changing the national identifier from GB to UK symbolizes our unity as a nation and is part of a wider move towards the use of the British signifier across government“, told the BBC a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transport. “We informed the UN of our intention to make these changes in July and have been working with the sector to implement this change”.

This latest change to vehicle registration comes nine months after the government decided to change the style of plates to mark the first anniversary of Brexit. The 12-star European flag is already a thing of the past.

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