The Worst Tax Avoiders Are Not Multi-Nationals, But Eurocrats

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From Daniel Hannon, a guy who often gives great perspective on both the EU and the US from his perch in the UK.

(From The Telegraph)

The only way to deal with tax avoidance, agreed the Christian Democrat leader, a German-speaking French farmer named Joseph Daul, was through deeper European integration.

The Liberal leader, Guy Verhofstadt, did what he always does on these occasions, namely to turn his speech into an attack on British Eurosceptics.

There was remarkable unity across the chamber: everyone agreed that Apple, Starbucks, Google and the rest were disgusting Anglo-Saxon tax dodgers. No one would have guessed, listening to the debate, that the most flagrant tax avoiders of all were MEPs.

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