As we have seen with the odious tax cheat and Daily Record correspondent, Barry Ferguson, HMRC armed with court cases in their favour are aggressively pursuing the tax evaders. However Ferguson, who knew that he had evaded tax on ‘cash-stuffed envelopes’ to the tune of £2.633,000, effectively put himself into administration by declaring himself bankrupt. Ferguson naturally transferred his part ownership of his gated Bothwell mansion to his wife.
Not that this will bother the Daily Record. A title where integrity has never featured in its lexicon. Ferguson – who is not the sharpest tool in his garden shed – is well advised. I await Ferguson’s Forces Day reportage with bated breath and his narrative on the abseiling bigots with poppies between their teeth. If it were not for other tax payers making up Ferguson’s end, the sectarian soldiers would not have a rope to swing on.
As the tax malfeasance of Rangers and the SFA’s complicity in their cheating is kept under wraps at the SMSM, one has to look to English titles for coverage. Ewing Grahame at The Times is worth his salt. He is a fellow traveller who knows that the SFA is a corrupt cabal of Rangers appeasers. The Guardian, where my metaphor of ‘Continuation Jihadists’ led to a name check in a Roy Greenslade article, is also worth a read. I would steer clear of The Telegraph as Roddy Forsyth, who in many other ways is an excellent journalist and radio broadcaster, has a peculiar ‘Old Firm‘ fixation. Perhaps we should forgive Roddy as he took a bath on The Titanic. Mr. Forsyth’ equity in RFC plc is believed to be residing in a locker in the purview of Davy Jones c/o The Atlantic Shelf.
The EBT travails of the former club have not escaped the notice of The Financial Times. The FT reports that Hector is firing tax Exocets in the form of Accelerated Payment Notices( APN). The Supreme Court ruling against Rangers has put a spring in Hector’s step. The APN for tax year 2016-2017 amounted to £1.3b. However Hector’s APN in 2017-2018, bolstered by The Supreme Court’s ruling against Rangers and against the creators of The Eclipse 35 tax scams, are anticipated to far outstrip last year’s quantum. Since the introduction of APN in 2014 Hector has raked in £4b.
What could possibly have gone wrong with an aggressive tax avoidance scheme that was created by a stunt cock? Barry Ferguson continues to scratch his head with two fingers to this day.
Essentially an APN is a weapon of mass tax evasion destruction. Hector is shooting first, asking questions later. Dominic Arnold, the head of tax Investigations at accountancy firm Moore Stephens, opined:
“HMRC’s ability to demand accelerated payments remains a draconian but clearly increasing effective mechanism.”
One wonders how many more of Sir Bribe & Lie’s victims, hoodwinked by Rangers/SFA fixer Andrew Dickson, will have to join Ferguson in financial purdah?
At times like this Mr. Ferguson might seek the solace of an afternoon matinee at his local Cineworld. However as his snout was also in the Eclipse 35 trough, the escapism might be somewhat muted. Perhaps Barry will write about it in his next column in The Daily Record. Real tax-evaders read the Record,
It would bring tears to a glass eye.