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16 March 2016

Sky News presenter Adam Boulton calls tampons a “sin“ in his Budget 2016 analysis

Forgive me, Boulton, for I have sinned.

By media mole

Do you know what’s sinful? Eating loads of sugar. Guzzling fuel. Smoking your lungs away. Getting sozzled.

Do you know what’s not sinful? Erm, absorbing menstrual blood.

Not so, according Sky News Tonight presenter and peak middle-aged male political commentator Adam Boulton, who – in his Budget 2016 analysis – has lumped the tampon tax in with his list of George Osborne’s “sin taxes”.

He tweeted: “GO more sin taxes: Money from “tampon tax” to charities. Fuel duty forzen for 6th year. Tobacco up inflation + 2%. Beer Cider no increase.”

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The suggestion here is either that Boulton believes periods themselves are a sin, or that using tampons is a sin. Either way, your mole suggests we free-bleed all over Sky News Tonight’s shiny sofas, sharpish.