So who is telling the pork pies?
They can't both be right.
Question is do you believe a politician (not a chance) or a big business leader (not a chance)... its much the same as when the politician was accused by the police of using the word pleb... one fat liars word against another fat liar.
It must be VERY easy to prove it... the tax authorities in Ireland must be able to show exactly what number of euros Apple put in the kitty. I bet it was low, probably not as low as the commission state, but low.
As to the EU wanting to control every country... yup, they do, thats one reason to get out of it.