Fiona McTaggart MP said in a debate on Google’s tax affairs on Channel 4 on Tuesday that she expected companies to pay their fair share of tax.
Madsen Pirie of the Adam Smith Institute immediately jumped on her argument.
“Who is to say what’s a fair rate of tax?” he demanded (or words to that effect).
Fiona’s response was spot on. “Parliament” she replied.
Quite so. It’s called democracy Madsen. And it sets the rules, and the law.
And as we all agree that absolutely everything that Google is doing is legal then Google is indeed obeying those laws decided by Parliament, isn’t it?