“The Scottish Professional Football League is set to announce that no new action will be taken over the Rangers “big tax case”.
Discussions on the controversial topic took place hours after the election of a much-changed SPFL board – including Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson – and one of its members, Hearts chairwoman Ann Budge, confirmed a statement on the outcome would be issued on Wednesday.
Budge spoke about the need to “keep looking forward and doing what’s best for Scottish football” and Press Association Sport understands there will be recommendations for the future but no going back on the 2013 ruling of the commission formed by the Scottish Premier League and led by judge Lord Nimmo Smith.” Evening Times
“My understanding is very unlikely SPFL will push for further action re Rangers and EBTs. Legal advice sought. Statement on Wednesday.” BBC Scotland
Have a look at The Anatomy of A Cover Up (jj passim) for the template of the so-called SPFL Review. Do you believe for one second that the SPFL, formerly SPL, are prepared to admit that their chief executive, Neil Doncaster, conspired with Stewart Regan to rig the outcome of a supposedly independent commission?
The legal advice sought will be from Rod McKenzie. The most obvious question is what legal argument can we use to defend The Discredited LNS Commission (jj passim).
The rebuttal to Lawwell’s call for a review has already been pre-prepared. Topping more or less admitted as much in his interview with Patullo at The Scotsman.
Will McKenzie revert to the Bryson fallacy that LNS was imperfect but its basic tenets were sound? It is my considered opinion that this is precisely what they are going to do.
The Supreme Court ruling was a PR disaster for Doncaster and Regan. It had to be managed. So the Hibs Chairman and SFA Number Three announces that there will be a review and Ann Budge more or less admits that they are standing by LNS and await justification from McKenzie.
Sporting Integrity has been bludgeoned to death by Doncaster and Regan. Ann Budge provided the shroud. It’s lying in a shallow grave at Hampden.