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For lefties too stubborn to quit



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Comment on Not pretty… or… as others see us… by Polly.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:32:16 +0000

I know Apple got coverage everywhere today but this is just the escrow that was agreed way back.



Comment on Not pretty… or… as others see us… by CL

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:13:47 +0000

'The Irish government will begin collecting €13bn (£11bn) in unpaid taxes from Apple, as it confirmed that its joint appeal with the US technology company against an EU ruling demanding the money be paid would be heard in autumn.' www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/24/ireland-apple-eu-tax-appeal-autumn 'IRELAND HAS SPENT over €3.6 million on legal costs, consultancy fees and other associated costs to fight the European Commission’s finding that Apple owes the State €13 billion in back taxes.' http://www.thejournal.ie/apple-tax-legal-fees-3594252-Sep2017/ Probably more by now. 'Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Amundi SA and BlackRock Inc. were chosen to manage about 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in back taxes that Apple Inc. will pay to Ireland, bringing recovery of the cash a step closer.' https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-23/goldman-chosen-to-help-manage-apple-s-tax-billions-for-ireland



Comment on Not pretty… or… as others see us… by Polly.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:55:34 +0000

Meant to say. The Dutch have been negotiating custom tax deals with investors for years. They might be annoyed about their train company's tax planning, but they can't be morally scandalised.



Comment on Not pretty… or… as others see us… by Polly.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:52:24 +0000

Evening gents. Very difficult to make predictions, especially about the future but my bet is on it working the other way round. When the magical thinking invisible border proves undeliverable, as it must, we then try to convert everyone's polite regret into money. Either a relaxation of the state aid rules for the border regions, or more structural funds, or easing back on the digital tax, or on Apple, or a combo. And/ or the UK paying for the customs controls for land bridge. Nothing says 'I'm sorry' like money.



Comment on Not pretty… or… as others see us… by An Sionnach Fionn

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:14:26 +0000

V. true though common defence probably comes a long way down the list after tax harmonisation. With the Swedes also taking a similar line neutrality should be safe enough if a crunch time approaches. It could be EU support for low corporate tax or an invisible border, and a make your mind up moment for Dublin.



Comment on Not pretty… or… as others see us… by WorldbyStorm

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:01:11 +0000

I can’t see it any other way either. I’m not too concerned re corporate tax - neutrality would be another thing entirely



Comment on Signs of Hope – A continuing series by CL

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:34:57 +0000

"A statue of a woman just went up in Parliament Square, London, for the very first time... The latest addition is Millicent Fawcett, born in 1847, one of Britain's most celebrated feminists.... Fawcett was a leading member of the suffragist movement, which spent decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries campaigning for votes for women." https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurasilver/a-statue-of-a-woman-just-went-up-outside-uk-parliament-for?utm_term=.vpe56RKRB#.sty5mL0L8



Comment on Not pretty… or… as others see us… by An Sionnach Fionn

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:07:20 +0000

I suspect that at some stage, if the EU is required to play hardball with the UK in support of Ireland's refusal to countenance a visible border despite some otherwise palatable deal in the offing from London, some tough quid pro quos may be asked of Dublin in return. And not just by Brussels but also by Berlin and Paris. The best that we might hope for in the future is to tie the prospect of reunification to the need for low corporate taxes and other incentives to offset the costs of reunification. Even if only a delay their "harmonisation" with the rest of Europe for a decade or so.






Comment on Independent dazed by WorldbyStorm

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:53:08 +0000

Could be. Perhaps.



Comment on Sound advice on the Border…but… by CL

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:16:19 +0000

"Regular readers of this blog will know that I very rarely use swearwords in the text of these blogposts but, knowing something of the history of both the customs union and the single market, one has to ask what kind of fuckwit writes something like this:..." Richard North on Dan Roberts. http://www.eureferendum.com/Default.aspx "Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to stay in the European Union’s trading bloc in a U-turn that would enrage Brexit enthusiasts... Trade Secretary Liam Fox, whose main job is to make the independent trade policy that would be impossible inside the customs union, made a good case for why staying in wouldn’t be such an obstacle to a new “global Britain.”... Fox, a veteran Brexit supporter, hinted that given the U.K.’s strength lies in the service industries that make up 80 percent of the economy, the rules governing manufacturing goods such as cars are less important. The customs union only deals with goods, and some Brexit-watchers say that the government could justify a U-turn by saying it can still go out in the world to sign deals on services and the industries of the future." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-24/brexit-bulletin-planning-for-retreat Brian Cowen... urged the need to find more specific solutions to avoid a hard border in Ireland. He said that “constructive ambiguity can get you so far” in the Brexit negotiations but that there “comes a point where the concrete specifics have to be addressed.” “We need to see some progress in concrete detail terms very soon rather than this general reassurance that there is a solution,” he said. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/master-of-compromise-bertie-ahern-warns-against-evil-hour-brexit-border-deal-1.3471066



Comment on Independent dazed by dublinstreams

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:12:44 +0000

Or it could be a enitrely a construction of the pol corrs, who seem to delight a bit too much in IA criticism, the key thing is the drunk driving ban bill.



Comment on A foreign land and far away… by WorldbyStorm

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:09:15 +0000

That’s very true,if he can’t do it openly...what does he think that tells us...






Comment on Independent dazed by WorldbyStorm

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:08:06 +0000

Not so far, which is hardly surprising. It will be interesting if as the IT reports this morning he leaves the IA.



Comment on Independent dazed by dublinstreams

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:46 +0000

Has Canney commented publically on this story at all?



Comment on Signs of Hope – A continuing series by yourcousin

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:25:46 +0000

Burgerville workers in Oregon have won an election and are currently engaged in a boycott. http://www.boycottburgerville.com Also Colorado teachers are planning industrial action this week. https://www.thedenverchannel.com/lifestyle/education/colorado-senate-bill-seeks-to-punish-teachers-with-jail-time-should-they-go-on-strike



Comment on A foreign land and far away… by An Sionnach Fionn

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:56:51 +0000

In terms of some parts of the post-conflict Armagh border, Middletown is a pretty welcoming place for a senior UK minister to visit. Yet Davis toured the area in secret, spent less than two hours with his hosts and was accompanied by a heavy security presence. And the Brexiteers think unguarded, unmanned security cameras and sensors would fare all fine and dandy along the border? Laughable.



Comment on Azerbaijan, corruption, and ex-TD Michael McNamara by Tomboktu

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:13:37 +0000

It looks like McNamara was the only one from Ireland interviewed. That would make sense because he was quite active in trying to prevent and challenging the PACE being used to support corruption and ignore human rights abuses in Azerbaijan. President Alyev made derogatory remarks about McNamara when he addressed the PACE when Azerbaijan held the presidency of the Council of Europe. A useful source on the background is the work of the European Stability Initiative on Azerbaijan: https://www.esiweb.org/index.php?lang=en&id=262