For if Google gets the right to decide how much tax it wants to pay and when, that’s partly because it enjoys an extraordinarily close relationship with government.
That’s Freedland getting the wrong end of the stick again.
What determines how much tax Google pays is the law. As enacted by Parliament and those they have delegated that power to (both international tax treaties and the EU being relevant here). And that law says that sales from an Irish company into Britain are taxable in Ireland. And that’s that, the end.