Timmy elsewhereJune 13, 2014 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere3 CommentsAt the ASI. Fun with the EU’s investigation into Starbucks. previousThis is a bit sillynextNow this is clever 3 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” Bloke with a Boat June 13, 2014 at 8:24 am If the EU must have an investigation let them look in to why the high streets are cluttered with so many places selling the same insipid brown water and calling it coffee. And while they are it it they can find out why none of them can make a decent cup of tea. Ironman June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am My apologies for sounding like a cracked record… To confirm: the alleged State Aid is a “sweatheart deal” to facilitate Starbucks establishing a manufacturing facility in the Netherlands. Our friends over at the Tax Research blog have taken it as a given that this has indeed happenned. So.. that is a real siting of real commercial activity, with accompanying siting of employees, based upon the tax deal that was offered. Tax incidence anybody? bloke (not) in spain June 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm If the EUrocrats want to investigate coffee they could find out why I was able to buy 4x250gm ground for 2,75€ in LeClerk,France, last week whilst the cheapest in Sainsbury’s, here, is about £3 for 1x250gm. And it’s “Fair Trade” sh1t, to add insult. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.