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No, we're NOT banning British car number plates!

- what utter tosh!


Reports in the media that the EU is banning British number plates are completely untrue.

There is categorically no proposal on the table that would create a standard design for all car number plates in the EU.


If there were then the MEPs (including the 73 British ones) would have to vote in favour.


If and only if this happened, then Ministers from all the EU countries (including from HM Government) would also have to agree.

The Daily Mail has referred to "EU plans to scrap" British number plates.  There are no such plans.

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