Not the PM, not Downing Street, but ‘The statement’ has spoken! On Sky News, tampon taxes were beginning to be shown the way to the exit.

The statement welcomes “the intention of the Commission to include proposals for increased flexibility for member states with respect to reduced rates of VAT, which will provide the option to member states of VAT zero-rating sanitary products”.

Delighted that finally the leaders of Europe have let national governments know that the process of taking steps towards considering a means by which member states might or might not decide whether or not to implement measures related to a structure by which a tax be levied or not upon sanitary products has been set in motion at this time.