McDonnell Presses Osborne Over Google's `Derisory' U.K. Tax Deal

  • Labour finance spokesman writes to Osborne for clarification
  • London Mayor Johnson blames tax system for low settlement

John McDonnell.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The dispute over Google Inc.’s tax settlement with the U.K., which was lauded as a victory by the Treasury but dismissed as "derisory" by opposition lawmakers, deepened Tuesday after Labour finance spokesman John McDonnell demanded to know if Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne personally signed off the deal.

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