People have pointed out that many of the Tory MPs currently celebrating scrapping the tax – including Sunak himself and Brexiteers like Steve Baker who are claiming the move as a “Brexit win” – actually voted against abolishing the hated tax in 2015.
But another person to have a moment in the spotlight was radio presenter Adam Garrie, who took exception to the cartoon which accompanied the government’s announcement that the tax would be abolished.
Despite the near-universal positive reaction to the tax being scrapped, and the uncontroversial nature of the cartoon of a tampon being used to depict it, radio presenter Adam Garrie tweeted that the image was “obscene”.
Naturally, people on Twitter thought this was, err, a little bit of an overreaction. After all, what’s obscene about a tampon cartoon?
As it so often does, the internet responded accordingly…
Perhaps what’s more “obscene” is basic health products being labelled “obscene”?