Starbucks Seasonal PR Backfire

In Blog, Culture, Humour, Politicsby Rashers Tierney2 Comments

Send them an end of year “pay your bleeding taxes…”

We covered Starbucks scurrilous tax avoidance in Ireland and the UK a wee while ago. They’ve only paid €35,000 in taxes here since 2005, while paying €5.7m in royalty and licensing fees to its parent company. Amazing figures really and says an awful lot about the amount of profit being sucked out of the country – nothing illegal about it at all.

As part of some seasonal spin they’ve unveiled a screen that’ll display your unmoderated Twitter comments hashtagged with  #spreadthecheer

Go forth rabble and spam.


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