An actually good piece on Apple taxesSeptember 2, 2016 Tim WorstallTax11 CommentsFrom Neelie Kroes no less. Well worth reading. In full. previousEnter the Curajus StatenextStella Creasy doesn’t understand the law 11 thoughts on “An actually good piece on Apple taxes” Hallowed Be September 2, 2016 at 8:40 am Woah.. a Dutch ex-commissioner said her successor was threatening the rule of law? Blimey. Ironman September 2, 2016 at 8:45 am “I have taken note of the commission’s commitment to focus its enforcement only on “outliers”, but I assume nobody can determine what those are. The de minimis threshold in state aid is relatively low and there is no definition of “outlier cases”.” So the Commission gets to make it up as it suits; well fancy that! Andrew C September 2, 2016 at 10:20 am slightly off-topic but look…..it’s good news…. “Paul burchett says: September 1 2016 at 5:02 pm Hi Richard. Will you be consistent in breaking ties with corbyn by breaking ties with the unions who support him and have funded you? It would seem a bit mercenary of you not to? Hope you do. Reply Richard Murphy says: September 1 2016 at 5:34 pm I now have no union funding” Ha bleedin ha! Gamecock September 2, 2016 at 12:18 pm Would someone please provide a definition of “State aid?” As far as identifying outliers, think deep pockets. Paraphrasing Juran, go after the big bucks. Blue Eyes September 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm It is a good article but, as it is in the Gaurdian, should we assume that it is total crap? Liberal Yank September 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm Blue Eyes, Normally the links to the Gaurdian posted here are a waste of time but in this case it was worth the read. I have found when Tim says something is good it almost always is and this piece is not an exception. Fred Z September 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm I did note that this opinion piece allowed no comments. No doubt because the leftist hate machine of Guardian commenters would have once again demonstrated that they are ignorant and batshit crazy. Tractor Gent September 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm Bit of a punt by Neelie Kroes? I wonder if she’ll now have her pension docked for dissing the EU? john77 September 2, 2016 at 9:09 pm Fred Z answers Blue Eyes’ question Alex September 2, 2016 at 9:37 pm @Gamecock Q: “Would someone please provide a definition of “State aid?” A: State aid is any advantage granted by public authorities through state resources on a selective basis to any organisations that could potentially distort competition and trade in the European Union. In other words it is a woolly definition, fuzzier than a fluffy kitten playing with a ball of will – and thus anything that the Commission says it is (or isn’t) and that the ECJ lets them get away with. Hence the EU allows the UK government to subsidise BAe’s investment in Wrexham because they call it regional development funding and the vast dollops used to sipport the agricultural sector seem to be classified in EU accounts as support for environmental sustainability. Gamecock September 2, 2016 at 11:13 pm Thx, Alex. 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.