Comedians Cariad Lloyd and Jenny Bede have made a pop video spoof to fight the 5% VAT on tampons.
Bad Blood is a send-up of Taylor Swift with the lyrics changed to criticise Chancellor George Osborne and to support the ongoing campaign to reduce the tax on sanitary products, which are currently classified as a “luxury” and thus subject to extra duty. By contrast there is no VAT charged on items such as crocodile meat. In the video directed by Adam Brown, the chorus demands the withdrawal of the charge with a chant of “If it don’t go soon blood will flow”.
Guests include Oliver Izod, Gemma Whelan, Massive Dad, Andrea Hubert, Birthday Girls, Lazy Susan, Susan Harrison, Gemma Arrowsmith, Rachel Parris, Vanessa Hammick, Pippa Evans, Charlotte Gittins, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Alice Lowe, Hatty Ashdown and Jess Fostekew.
More details about the campaign can be found at www.bloodydisgrace.org.
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