If Apple wants to prove itself a leader in every way, and not just in technology, it should now lead the pack of tech companies into constructive negotiations with the OECD in Paris to develop a tax system that truly, and fairly, ensures it pays the taxes it owes in the countries were it earns them.
Hmm. So here’s HMRC:
Non-resident trading companies which do not have a branch in the UK, but have UK customers, will therefore pay tax on the profits arising from those customers in the country where the company is resident, according to the tax law in that country. The profits will not be taxed in the UK. This is not tax avoidance: it is simply the way that corporation tax works.
He hasn’t even grasped the basics of how the system works, has he?