George Osborne just made gin and tonics more expensive and now people really hate him

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Wednesday 16 March 2016 17:10

While Wednesday's Budget has been criticised in some quarters for increased spending cuts and George Osborne's admission that debt will be higher than expected, there was one announcement that had some Britons seriously considering a revolution: tonic water.

The Chancellor has announced a new "sugar tax" that will see a levy placed on producers of soft drinks - although that is almost certainly likely to be passed onto the consumer.

Picture: Flickr/Cyclonebill

And unfortunately for G&T lovers everywhere, it has emerged that (certain brands of) tonic is not exempt thanks to its 5.1g of sugar per 100ml:

People were not happy with the news

Positively outraged, in fact

As if the budget could get any worse

The middle classes are starting to revolt

Flocking to the airports

Some mused that this is what real austerity looks like..

There's the smell of revolution in the air

However, they all seem to be missing the point... thankfully, there is a clear solution to this problem

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