Avatar By

Auldheid says: July 8, 2015 at 6:47 pm Looking ahead …

Comment on HMRC vs MGH by castaway.

Auldheid says:
July 8, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Looking ahead has anyone given any thought to what a decision in favour of HMRC would mean for the LNS Decision based on the premise that at that time the ebts used were not themselves irregular if it turns out they were?

Additionally does evidence that LNS only reached his decision because the true nature of some ebts used, ie the early DOS ones, were irregular also impact on the validity of the Decision he reached?



You’ve already made an excellent case for setting aside LNS.

Surely that stands on its own merits, independent of any interpretations at CoS?

Once again huge thanks to JC. Marvellous.

Recent Comments by castaway

Why We Need to Change
Sorry for two in a row, but talking about expletives, is Jean Brodie OK? She’s been missing for a while.

Why We Need to Change
August 6, 2015 at 10:58 pm
Posts link to Herald article which includes:

“RST is expected to meet with Scottish football officials to discuss how to ‘ensure that Rangers fans are treated in the same manner as other supporters in future games.'”

They obviously feel left out. It’s very fair that they want the OBFTC and other legislation applied to newclub fans equally.

Does this mean that we can expect no more police statements on the lines of ” We couldn’t stop them breaking the law, there were too many of them”?

Is this the imprimatur, excuse the expression, for police to treat all football fans equally? Should the police need such permission?

The rule of law, what a nice thought. Equality of treatment before the law, could it happen? Like RST, I hope so.

Why We Need to Change
There’s nothing new under the sun. Somebody has put up a link to the PMcG blog 8 Oct 2014. All the stuff I’ve posted above is on there already, more or less. Talk about a day late etc.

It’s the old argument. Democracy depends on freedom of speech. Should journalists be permitted to go where they like, and to say and write what they like.

Everybody connected with journalism thinks yes. Everybody familiar with some results of the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution, where it’s possible now to say virtually anything you wish true or not about any living person regardless of damage caused, thinks otherwise.

I believe there have to be checks and balances. Others think differently. It’s a pity old Solomon (the man noted for wisdom, not builders’ instruments) has passed on.

Why We Need to Change
Big Pink on “banning the press”
August 3, 2015 at 12:22 am
What Rangers have done appears to me to be stupid and counter-productive. They obviously take the view, as Celtic do over the Keevins issue, that the reporting is inaccurate and untrue.
Am I right in interpreting that as meaning that what both Celtic and Rangers have done, Celtic in suspending Keevins’ freebies, Rangers in banning BBC cameras and personnel, is equivalent in stupidity and counter-productivity?

That’s me done. Tomorrow is here.

Why We Need to Change
ianagain says:
Member: (641 comments)
August 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm
From the opening titles of Spotscene it seems none the less the BBC are showing the Peterhead game highlights, very magnanimous.


If that’s true, it’s sad that the once proud and decent BBC seems to have joined the ranks of the grovellers. I wonder why.

Who did they lift the coverage from?

About the author