Macron delivered a diplomatic masterclass at the G7, and put Merkel, Johnson and Trump in the shade

In one of the most relentless 72 hours of international politics seen in decades, Macron got Trump to agree that the OECD should oversee an effective global digital tax to make the GAFA behemoths of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon finally pay some tax on their uncontrolled, untaxed mega-profits. At the same time, Trump appeared to pull back from a tax on French wine exports – a rare reversal from a president in love with trade wars. 

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