Opinion – Europe’s ‘unfair’ Apple tax ruling sparks US anger – BBC News

European flag outside the Commission

European flag outside the Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The BBC reports that the US Treasury has criticised as ‘unfair’ tax rulings by the European Commission, following a demand that Apple hands over €13bn in unpaid tax.

Source: Europe’s ‘unfair’ Apple tax ruling sparks US anger – BBC News

Similarly, the Irish Finance minister immediately said that Ireland would appeal.

Personally, I think the ruling is very fair and should be seen as a warning to other large businesses trading in Europe that the days of near zero tax are over. This is an example of where the might of the EU is able to stand up for justice and fair competition. Large corporations have often been above the law for too long. It’s time for corporations to pay their just dues.


Opinion – Justice and Home Affairs Council, 21/04/2016 – Consilium – The European Council – John Gelmini

English: Flag of the Council of Europe

English: Flag of the Council of Europe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Like everything else in the EU, the European Council is fiddling while Rome burns. We do not need economic migrants and refugees to be “reallocated” nor do we need the deal with Erdogan ratified, improved or strengthened as it is not worth the paper it is written on.

I noted the language and complacent assumptions, just as Dr Alf did when he read it before posting the piece from Consilium and I am alarmed at the stupidity of our so called leaders who in vernacular parlance are “muppets” and gullible idiots. This body seems to be happy to allow the Islamification of Europe by default and is failing to acknowledge our Judeo Christian heritage and the growing anger that people feel about having it traduced.

Ministers in Europe need to start doing their jobs not simply trying to con people into accepting the unacceptable. Failing that, they should be replaced just as an incompetent would be in corporate life.

Every day we hear of a new wave of migrants coming to Sicily or somewhere other than Turkey where we are supposed to rely on President Erdogan a man who is duplicitous, completely untrustworthy and bent on rebuilding a latter day version of the Ottoman Empire.

Let’s face reality.

John Gelmini