The swipe at fiscally agile multinationals which gives this post its title comes from Richard Murphy at a recent event held in Brussels for NGOs, MEPs and other stakeholders to discuss the draft transparency directive issued by the European Commission. The new directive picks up the political momentum created by the US Dodd-Franks legislation passed more »
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Sitting in Baghdad airport last week as the last American troops left was a filmic experience. Soldiers rattled around on the tarmac with their kit bags while Apaches hovered overhead – thrump, thrump, thrump. The airport base, even last year, home to perhaps 40,000 men, was almost empty and the Iraqi army hovered round the perimeter waiting to move in.