Jock1e / spuds - I agree, all such thoughts have crossed my mind. Even so, they received the application Tuesday a.m., did all the necessary, created the new passport and put it in the post Thursday for me to receive it this a.m.
Of course another thought that crossed my mind was that they pick on applications like mine (e.g. straight forward, correctly completed application with no ambiguities) that they know they can process easily with minimum effort in order to improve their stats (cynical? moi? jamais!).
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