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#31
So basically Cameron went over there and negotiated to have it removed and the EU agreed as part of the offer made to the UK to stay at the time. We voted to leave and it got put on the back burner and now Boris is claiming it was his idea all along and we could only do it when we got out - priceless.
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#32
From a Pro E.U. Site: 

“the UK won a ‘promise’ from the EU”  Yeh right!
“the European Commission still published proposals  covering the abolition of the tampon tax in 2018. Although the earliest date for implementation is January 2022 

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi5m9SavYjuAhWTURUIHautCCEQFjAAegQIBBAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Finfacts.org%2Fwe-dont-need-to-leave-the-eu-to-scrap-the-tampon-tax%2F&usg=AOvVaw2zfLWIgpKaronCtxNKKkun
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#33
(01-06-2021, 11:42 PM)JOK Wrote: From a Pro E.U. Site: 

“the UK won a ‘promise’ from the EU”  Yeh right!
“the European Commission still published proposals  covering the abolition of the tampon tax in 2018. Although the earliest date for implementation is January 2022 

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi5m9SavYjuAhWTURUIHautCCEQFjAAegQIBBAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Finfacts.org%2Fwe-dont-need-to-leave-the-eu-to-scrap-the-tampon-tax%2F&usg=AOvVaw2zfLWIgpKaronCtxNKKkun

This is clutching at straws and has absolutely no relevance to my point.

The UK secured a concession by the Council (all 27 other members formally agreed to it at a council summit, as stated in the BBC article) to remove VAT on tampons and pads, this would have been part of the 2017 EU VAT framework had we voted remain and is in fact referenced within the linked document I put up. If you knew anything about how the EU was structured then you would know that it being formally agreed at a Council summit means it would have happened subject to the EU Parliament vote on the legislation. The UK voting leave meant that it wasn't put forward as the Commission couldn't be arsed to put in a VAT change for a leaving member. The article you've just put up has nothing to do with that and is instead talking about moving forward with the change in the 2017 framework to apply to all members but you see, other than the UK only one other EU member cares about zero rated tampons and pads and they already have it (Ireland) so once the UK voted to leave there was no appetite to rush through the legislation.

So, the fact remains, the "tampon tax" would have been removed 3 years ago if we had voted remain. This is still referenced in the official EU VAT framework for 2017 that I put up and is more relevant than random articles that have nothing to do with my point.
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#34
https://twitter.com/LochfyneLangous/stat...6012654592
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#35
So....

We haven't gained anything really tangible yet?

Still to be convinced this was at all a good idea.
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#36
The question that we should be asking is what will come 1st, a brexit gain or an Albion trophy?
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#37
(01-08-2021, 02:51 PM)Birdman1811 Wrote: So....

We haven't gained anything really tangible yet?

Still to be convinced this was at all a good idea.

There's currently a celery shortage (and other fresh produce) due to red tape, is that a gain?
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#38
DPD pausing their EU operations:
https://www.dpd.co.uk/email/dpd-pausing-...12020.html
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#39
Went to asda again today to my surprise the shelves were full.
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#40
(01-08-2021, 03:58 PM)The liquidator Wrote: Went to asda again today to my surprise the shelves were full.

Did they have celery? Empty boxes in the fresh fruit and veg aisles in the two Sainsbury's near me this morning and shortages have been corroborated around the country. Need some celery for dinner tomorrow
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