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Five reasons why the Google tax deal is imploding

Dr Stephen Jones

Re: Think about it...

@Lee D

"Google has £100bn just sitting there. Earning interest... As tax, they could pay for roads, hospitals, police etc. rather than sitting as a number in a corporation account."

That's not how it's done. The money is Google's property not the Crown's, and we stopped using "I want that, so I'll have it" that as a philosophical basis for seizing property when the Magna Carta was signed.

What we need is a fair and efficient tax system. Not backroom deals.

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