Owen Jones: The EU needs to crack down on the real scroungers tax avoiders

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EC president Jean-Claude Juncker is accused of presiding over a tax-avoiding regime in Luxembourg, while wealthy companies get away with daylight robbery

EC president accused of hypocrisy over Luxembourg tax schemes

Tax avoidance is robbery, regardless of what any silver-tongued outrider of the corporate world tells you. Companies depend on the labour of their wealth-creating workers: a workforce expensively trained up by a state education system, kept healthy by state healthcare, and whose low pay is subsidised by the state.

The private sector depends on a bailed-out financial system, state-funded infrastructure, state support for research and development, and a law and order system to protect them and their property.

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