As is the case with all news from the SMSM it’s important to read between the lines and highlight the lies. Andy Coyle is the latest to ante up for STV with a slew of 5-way lies for our delectation. There was no Oldco operating RFC PLC. RFC PLC was renamed to convince the lame of brain that the ethereal entity RFC continues whereas its operator RFC 2012 Ltd is being liquidated. It’s simple to understand when you tell the truth.
After a poor start Coyle asserts that Alastair Johnston’s application for a place on the board of member club The Rangers has been put on hold until the Compliance Officer’s determinations are at an end.
Former Rangers Chairman Johnston and his executives, primarily Andrew Dickson, engaged in a fraud to facilitate his club’s path to participation in UEFA tournaments. Johnston’s club, which had an overdue payable of £2.8m owed to HMRC, was not eligible to participate in any UEFA tournament until the shortfall in its social taxes had been addressed. Johnston went on the record one day after the end of the initial March cut-off day to state that he had no idea how the £2.8m would be paid. This can was kicked down Edmiston Drive. It was never paid.
During Craig Whyte’s trial it was revealed that the Rangers board was fully aware of the overdue payable in November 2010. They knew full well that they were not eligible so they engaged in a fraud. Can one imagine the fallout from The People if their team’s application had been vetoed? They would have vented their fury at Sir Bribe & Lie. They would have had to be quick off their marks as Murray had one foot out of the door.
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He writes better than I do, supports Celtic and is a zealous advocate of a united Ireland via the backdoor of Scottish independence. What’s not to like?
I digress. If Johnston and his executives are guilty of fraud, will Police Scotland do the right thing and arrest them? Will COPFS prosecute them?
Gaining a considerable pecuniary advantage through deception is a criminal offence, but as we now know the Economic Crime Unit at Police Scotland is a clusterfuck of an omnishambles. DCI Robertson and his pert assistant Jackie O’Neil left no stone unturned, no per diem unclaimed, and no ‘selfie’ opportunity with their board heroes missed as they travelled the world on a wild goose chase that was devised by Career Criminal King.
Where would one be without my exclusive that King procured Whyte’s hacked data base for £25,000 and created a conspiracy via leaked Tweets? A conspiracy that Robertson and O’Neil fell for hook line and sinker. Has no-one ever thought of charging King and his co-conspirators Paul Murray and James Traynor with perverting the course of justice and a slew of Telegraph & Communications Act transgressions?
Where would one be without my exclusive on David Whitehouse’s excoriating takedown of DCI Robertson and Jim Keegan, with the former singing The Billy Boys to intimidate witness and the latter taking silk while concealing a murky corporate past of being suspended as a company director for three years.
Where would one be without the actual minutes of the SPL meeting where the LNS recommendations were discussed.
Where would one be without my exclusive coverage of the Craig Whyte trial?
Where would one be without my exclusive that David Murray paid a $1m cash bribe to Lawrence Marlborough to secure his controlling interest in Rangers?
Where would one be without my sources?
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David Whitehouse accompanied by David Grier was in the Court of Session yesterday. The former was pursuing a Summary Decree against Police Scotland. The proof hearing, scheduled for next week, has been postponed and is now slated for four days in May although this may be extended as both Police Scotland and The Lord Advocate will be in the dock.
If Whitehouse is successful Grier’s hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court will be a slam dunk. Police Scotland and The Lord Advocate are being funded by the public purse.
Dave King created this omnishambles. But he could not have foreseen how incompetent Robertson would be and how duplicitous Jim Keegan would follow suit.
If a £16m bath is coming down the pike The Scottish Executive’s oversight of Police Scotland should be subjected to scrutiny.
The arrest and conviction of Johnston, Dickson et al should be the tip of an iceberg that sinks the hand in glove relationship between Police Scotland and COPFS and takes the captains of both down with their respective ships.