HMRC vs MGH

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Blu on July 8, 2015 at 8:34 am I was reticent …

Comment on HMRC vs MGH by AyeRightNaw.

blu on July 8, 2015 at 8:34 am

I was reticent about posting the coincidence as I too am fearful of slighting anyone unfairly. That’s why I included the caveats but overall it does seem consistent with the Ibrox approach to paying taxes during his final spell at the club.

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HMRC vs MGH
Eddiegoldtop on July 8, 2015 at 11:25 am

Yep – forgot about the Supreme Court as next stage. Legal folks will correct I’m sure but think this level (UTT) or Supreme Court both count for case law.


HMRC vs MGH
valentinesclown on July 8, 2015 at 9:38 am

I also recall from early days some speculation that HMRC wanted the decision made at the highest court possible to establish case law precedent. Suspect this might be a court one step further than anticipated.

Wishful thinking might also be clouding my recollections!


HMRC vs MGH
Posted this in main blog but thought I’d stick it here too.
The McLean Mystery
Could it be that a new name was outed at the start of this final hearing?
It may be possible that John Clark heard correctly and that the Tom McLean referred to is the former winger who ended a great playing career in 1982 and became Rangers’ assistant manager. He left after a couple of years but returned to Ibrox to become Under-19 coach at Rangers in the late 1990s. Tommy returned to Rangers in May 2001 as director of youth development, after he had held a similar post at Dundee United since October 2000.

This seems to fit the EBT timeframe, however I could well be wrong, especially as some of the info comes from wikipedia.

More power to you JC!


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Why We Need to Change
Danish Pastry on July 13, 2015 at 11:26 pm

‘Could be why he’s leaving the BBC. Not sure integrity is their thing. I could see him in politics”

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Brilliant Danish! Who says satire is dead?!


Why We Need to Change
neepheid on July 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

You ask:

“But why are the press doing this? It does seem somewhat bizarre, unless all the journalists, and their editors, are really “Rangers men”. That surely cannot be the case- can it?”

Probably not is the short answer, for a longer response read on…

For me the media approach has served to highlight the systemic canker that the reach of the Scottish Financial Establishment has engrained within corporate Scotland.

Almost all news media, including much of the new ‘alternative’ media exists on a commercial basis. It’s sole purpose is to provide a return for owners and investors.

And there’s nothing inherently wrong with that providing we remember it and recognise there is always an agenda in play that serves the financiers rather than the ‘greater good’.

While critical scrutiny of SDM, his bankers and all that followed has been scarce from the BBC (more on them in a minute) it has been all but non-existent from the commercial sector.

Journalists from major print titles, commercial tv and radio have been allowed to pose the occasional ‘tough’ question. But it’s rare and never sustained.

The BBC, for all its faults, has at least had Mark Daly’s Panorama programme, Douglas Fraser’s dissection of SDM and his business legacy and the occasional probing and dissenting voices of Richard Gordon, Jim Spence, Stuart Cosgrove, Tom English (when he can be bothered) and even Graham Spiers (when he doesn’t feel personally conflicted).

I say occasional probing for it strikes me that with the resources available to it the BBC’s scrutiny of the whole saga should have been far more sustained and deeper.

Even simple obvious questions like asking any EBT recipient if they plan on repaying their ‘loan’ remain unasked.

That BBC News is largely free of direct commercial influence means it’s the only mainstream platform with the freedom to dig. Whether it’s willing to get the spade out is quite another matter.

It’s worth noting that the esteemed Alf Young retired early from mainstream business journalism after a series of SDM-critical pieces resulted in him becoming persona non grata with SDM and his representatives. Other, more recent dissenters, including some of those mentioned above, have taken refuge at the BBC. But perhaps that’s all just unfortunate coincidence.

The BBC should do far more questioning, as for the rest well we really shouldn’t expect anything more. It would appear that at a high level a line has been agreed and at a lower level it’s clear they simply want to return to the halcyon days of following the money and the lamb (even if it comes from a new supplier).

Apologies for length and rant.


Why We Need to Change
John Clark on July 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

From memory, never ever reliable in my case, the list of EBT names was never comprehensive and there have always been gaps.

Good luck today and thank you for your fantastic endeavours.


Why We Need to Change
The McLean Mystery
Could it be that a new name was outed at the start of this final hearing?
It may be possible that John Clark heard correctly and that the Tom McLean referred to is the former winger who ended a great playing career in 1982 and became Rangers’ assistant manager. He left after a couple of years but returned to Ibrox to become Under-19 coach at Rangers in the late 1990s. Tommy returned to Rangers in May 2001 as director of youth development, after he had held a similar post at Dundee United since October 2000.

This seems to fit the EBT timeframe, however I could well be wrong, especially as some of this info is from wikipedia.

More power to you JC!


SFM – The Next Steps
What a long-winded letter. So many words when he could just have been honest for once and wrote:

Dear Fellow Bears

Pony up suckers!

Now!

Dave


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