Leave aside whether this is actually true or not and just consider it for its own sake:
John Mann, the Labour MP and member of the influential Treasury Select Committee said:
‘Its unfair competition. If other cafes around the country including those owned by families are paying proper British taxes, why shouldn’t this company? I think people will be shocked to see Caffe Nero is free-loading on the back of the taxpayers’.
So this senior-ish Labour MP believes that taxea on business are a burden upon business. This must be true: it can’t be unfair competition otherwise, can it?
Which leads to the thought that if taxes on business is a burden upon business then perhaps we’d better reform the tax system so that we’re not imposing a burden upon business? You know, what with ths shortage of jobs around and all that?