We only believe in competition when it suits us

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I didn't say that. What I am doing is paraphrasing the attitude of big business. Take this, for example, from today's FT:

Google on Monday called on a judge to extend part of the US government's four-year antitrust scrutiny of Microsoft, intensifying a lobbying battle in which the arch-rivals have sought to limit each other's power.

The issue is not important. The point is. Google is willing to use the law to restrain competition.

But it claims that tax competition is good. That's why its European operation is based in Dublin.

The hypocrisy of this is galling. It's time to work on a level playing field. Business knows unrestrained competition is bad news for everyone. That's true for taxes too.