MP lashes leaders over 'tax dodgers' [Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland)]
(Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WESTMINSTER and Holyrood are guilty of "political immorality" by rewarding companies accused of tax dodging, according to a Scottish Labour MP.
The party's deputy leader Anas Sarwar said companies like online retailer Amazon do not pay their fair share in tax, and criticised the UK and Scottish Governments for continuing to hand them development grants.
Mr Sarwar will name Amazon in a speech in Glasgow tomorrow.
In advance extracts of the speech, he said: "When companies like Amazon avoid paying their share, how is that company rewarded
"Not with scorn and public condemnation, but with millions of pounds in Government grants.
"It is political immorality on the part of Government to reward such behaviour."
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