Do you think Eric Schmidt is right to be proud of Google’s UK tax plans?

IMRAN KAHN BANK OF ENGLAND

If they feel it’s within the borders of good ethics, I guess they can. But I think they should follow the lead of Starbucks in order to preserve integrity in the eyes of the consumer.

SARAH ROBERTS INDEMNITY RISK SOLUTIONS

I don’t blame Google for avoiding tax, that’s the way our laws work. The firm employs thousands of people and if it had to pay more taxes it may have to make redundancies. You’ve got to find a balance.

PAUL OVER TRIDENT INTERNATIONAL

I think ‘proud’ is a strange word to use. They should be ‘confident’, not ‘proud’. ‘Proud’ makes Google sound like it’s being rather smug about the situation.