An educated workforce
A legal system for enforcing bill payment
A telecommunications infrastructure
A distribution network to ensure that when you decide your phone is a month too old, you can get a new one on the spot
A healthcare system to keep employees and customers alive and texting. It even asks no questions when Vodafone users 'fall' on their phones while doing naked DIY and find the said phone lodged somewhere intimate.
A benefits system which subsidises Vodafone employees' low pay.
The advanced technology training required to design and build a satellite and computer-based technology which enables you to view grainy pornography from anywhere in the country (except my flat in a populous central city).
A Foreign Office and Business Office which makes damn sure those pesky Congolese don't start asking for salaries and masks while mining the precious metals required.
Amount Vodafone made in profit from UK operations this year:
Amount Vodafone pays in corporation tax to fund all these things:
Cuts to public services this year:
Disabled children's support
NHS infrastructure and staffing
and many more
Thanks to Vodafone and their friends, we will become poorer, sicker and thicker. Then they'll complain that their sales are down and the UK is an unstable market. At no point will they wonder whether they've contributed to this state of affairs at all.
Obviously it's not just Vodafone amongst telecom firms, or business in general: Tesco are the biggest thieves. But as I have a Vodafone contract, they make me angriest.