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    And another brexit lie up in smoke as Germany says the TTIP is dead.
    This along with the news that may wants to scrap the human rights act makes me sick.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    And another brexit lie up in smoke as Germany says the TTIP is dead.
    This along with the news that may wants to scrap the human rights act makes me sick.
    TTIP is dead because we're leaving, who do you think the biggest advocates were.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    TTIP is dead because we're leaving, who do you think the biggest advocates were.
    But that's the point. Because our government wanted it they can go and do it anyway. The fact that France was always going to block it just shows how stupid that argument was.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    TTIP is dead because we're leaving, who do you think the biggest advocates were.
    If TTIP is dead that is the first good thing about Brexit, other than Gove being sacked.
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    Moderation is a bit stricter these days? My post went into insta-review mode even though it was clearly tame, inoffensive, non-abusive and ironic. It might also have been "not funny".
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    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7fd897de-6...d%2F%2Fproduct

    GET THE **** IN
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    Paywall, what is it about?
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    Paywall, what is it about?
    European Commission requiring Apple to pay back taxes to Ireland. EU tackling dodgy tax deals.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    European Commission requiring Apple to pay back taxes to Ireland. EU tackling dodgy tax deals.
    Aren't they heroes?
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Aren't they heroes?
    Yeah, they really are. The Commission is pretty awesome.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Aren't they heroes?
    No.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    European Commission requiring Apple to pay back taxes to Ireland. EU tackling dodgy tax deals.
    Nice, and Ireland really could use the money tbh
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    Great news! Katrina Percy to retain an advisory role, continuing to earn £190,000 per year, despite a "failure of leadership" and cronyism. Seemingly management was "stretched too thin" thus jeopardising care.........although that didn't apply to her frontline staff.
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    Macron's resigned from the french government in line with an expected presidential bid in next year's election. Will be interesting to see if this fragments the non Le Pen vote. Hollande, his mentor, is said to have asked him to back his reelection publically but he refused.
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    (Original post by Melancholy)
    Moderation is a bit stricter these days? My post went into insta-review mode even though it was clearly tame, inoffensive, non-abusive and ironic. It might also have been "not funny".
    People offend more easily nowadays and the newer mods have itchy fingers.
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Macron's resigned from the french government in line with an expected presidential bid in next year's election. Will be interesting to see if this fragments the non Le Pen vote. Hollande, his mentor, is said to have asked him to back his reelection publically but he refused.
    This is no surprise. Assuming that Marine Le Pen comes first or second in the first round of presidential voting (sadly very likely), the question is whether Emmanuel Macron, Francois Hollande or whomever the Republicans (UMP as was) select as their candidate will be the other candidate in the second round of voting.
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    It now turns out that the Irish government is going to appeal the ruling because it wants Apple to pay the low tax rate.

    So basically the EU is sticking its oar in for no reason.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    It now turns out that the Irish government is going to appeal the ruling because it wants Apple to pay the low tax rate.

    So basically the EU is sticking its oar in for no reason.
    Shocking that a poor country like Ireland would turn down such a large amount of money which could be spent on all sorts for its people.

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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    It now turns out that the Irish government is going to appeal the ruling because it wants Apple to pay the low tax rate.

    So basically the EU is sticking its oar in for no reason.
    Well no the Irish government is breaking European law (and possibly Irish law) by giving them a tax deal so they are doing the right thing.
 
 
 
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