Thursday 17 March 2016

Pathetic Chancellor begs EU for permission to lift tampon tax

George Osborne is hoping to avoid a budget revolt over EU tax rises from his own MPs, telling them that he's sure the EU is only days away from giving him permission to abolish VAT on sanitary products.

The so-called "tampon tax" has been imposed by the EU who decided that zero-rating sanitary products was illegal and ordered VAT to be applied at the standard rate which, in the UK, is 20%. MPs have been up in arms since the EU ruling and a cross party campaign has been formed in opposition to the tampon tax.

The sight of the British Chancellor telling MPs that he thinks he's on the verge of getting permission from the EU to abolish tax on tampons is quite pathetic. The only way out of this madness is to vote to leave on 23rd June.