Why the satisfaction? Because time and again after the Amazon story was first exposed it was said that Amazon had done nothing wrong, Margaret Hodge was wrong to pursue Amazon, the arrangements it had were all entirely legal, it was inappropriate to claim from its accounts that there was any evidence of tax avoidance and on, and on, and on.
Well it now looks like those apologists may be wrong and that those, who like me, pursued this issue from the outset were justified in doing so, as has also been the case with Apple and Starbucks.
Except absolutely none of the things that Ritchie alleged are what the EU is actually complaining about. So it’s a little difficult to be claiming vindication.