Re: @codejunky - So are they breaking the law or not?
@ Graham Marsden
The bit that really jumped out of tims second article is the point that Google is using the rules which are in place specifically for this purpose to allow companies of all size (especially small) to trade internationally. Not something the big company can do that little ones cant but the actual purpose of the law designed to put all on a level playing field.
As for owning shares in big companies, that would be most people with a pension. The idea of them making us all richer is of the services and products provided (his usual explanation) and I dont think his sneers are any worse than your views of trickle down or 'little people' (shudder). But the good news is we are all free to our own opinions and can share them for discussion.