superclown2 - 3:22 pm on Dec 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
I certainly don't hold up a candle for Google but it ill becomes politicians to make so much noise about this. They are the ones who set the rules and if Google and thousands of other companies didn't try to find ways of mitigating their tax burden (which they have done since time immemorial, quite legally, might I add) the shareholders would soon be in revolt. If these governments don't like it then let them pass the necessary legislation to enforce higher taxes on multinational companies, then those same companies could decide whether to trade in higher tax countries or not. Simples.