I have a letter in the London Evening Standard this evening which is a slightly shorter version of this, which is what I submitted:
Mark Fox says Starbucks has made no profit. My challenge to him is prove it. When Starbucks publishes its accounts on a country-by-country basis showing just how much it trades with itself and where it makes its profits and pays any tax then we might have the data to decide if he's telling the truth. Until then we, including his investors,are in the dark and speculation is harming his business. Why won't he lay all his accounting face up on the table? The answer's in his hands.
Tax Research UK
Downham Market, Norfolk