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Leading article: Offshore tax deals - legal but wrong
David Marchant
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012
Joined: 9/13/2007
Posts: 962


The Independent: How about a "Double Luxembourg", or perhaps a "Double Irish", or even a "Double Irish Dutch Sandwich"? When it comes to avoiding corporation tax, there is certainly no shortage of options. The scandal, therefore, is not so much that Amazon pays barely anything to the British exchequer in relation to its £3bn-plus UK operations; the scandal is that such elegant accounting two-steps are entirely legal.

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'Reporters Without Borders' - You can't be serious!
David Marchant
The France based 'Reporters Without Borders' has just released its '2016 World Press Freedom Index', which purports to measure the "level of freedom of information in 180 countries", and, not for the fist time with this annual index, I question