Ed Miliband is addressing Google’s Big Tent, and is expected to attack them over tax avoidance. So the slick Downing Street operation presumably want to get out ahead of that, right?
Here’s a selection of the headlines from Tuesday’s papers:
‘Stop moralising about tax avoidance, PM told’ – Guardian p.23
‘Tougher tax rules would cost jobs, minister warns’ – Financial Times p.3
‘Cameron avoids showdown over Google tax row’ – Times p.15
‘No taxing questions as PM lets Google boss out the back door’ Indpendent p.2
‘PM fails to tackle Google boss on tax’ – Daily Mail p.8
‘Google dodges tax blast at No 10’ – Sun p.2
Cameron managed to meet the Chairman of Google, and yet didn’t mention tax avoidance once – and everyone knows it. Another classic example of the slick media management at Downing Street.
Bring back Andy Coulson…?