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Apple: Disgraceful ruling suggests Ireland is being softened up for an EU tax regime

I carry no candle for multinational capitalists but ...

4th September, 2016
I carry no candle for multinational capitalists but Ireland must be able to make their own tax laws Pic: Getty

The European Commission ruling on Apple handed down by Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is a disgraceful and unedifying abuse of power by the institutions of the EU. Its brazenness is in character with the soul of the federalist behemoth in Brussels.

I carry no candle for multinational capitalists who preach corporate ethics and posture as philanthropists but ruthlessly avoid corporate taxation by labyrinthine means.

But I do carry a candle for Ireland as an independent sovereign...

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