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I know many of us rant and complain about the illogical, unquestioning presentation by the media following Rangers demise. The complete abandonment of critical faculties when reporting on last night’s result at Ibrox is unsurprising. However Radio 5 Live was very exact in its report around 7am this morning. No reference to previous world record championships won or ancient history, a team called Rangers won promotion to the Scottish Premiership after working its way up from SPFL2 over the last four years.  

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wottpi – the article in question is here: http://www.thecourier.co.uk/sport/football/spence-on-saturday-rangers-tax-ruling-another-low-for-a-scottish-game-already-in-turmoil-1.909236 
No surprise in the RST’s target, nor in the complaint not being upheld. 


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JIMBOMARCH 31, 2016 at 12:10 “I would demolish Hamden, … 
Edinburgh is the capital city of our country.  There are lots of empty fields around the west end of the city beside the airport.  Easy to reach.  Build a new National Stadium there with good parking availability. And maybe a bit easier for the ‘northern’ teams. …”
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I’m sure that knight of the realm, former football club owner, Sir David Landbank Murray would agree wholeheartedly with this suggestion JIMBO. I wonder if has any contacts down Mount Florida way? 


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John Clark:

“The apparently partisan title of the seminar [ ” Rangers: Onward and upwards”] would make me question the objectivity of any conclusion drawn ( whatever that conclusion!): the last thing I would want in a lawyer is an inability to stay absolutely focused on the law as it is rather than through the prism of his personal predilections!”

John, I don’t think that the seminar title is a pro-Rangers thing, rather it’s more what might pass for humour in tax lawyer circles as a reference to the passage of the case up the legal system. Or maybe, I’m not as sceptical as I ought to be.


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I seem to recall that part of Dave King’s settlement with the South African Revenue Service was a  requirement that Mr King’s family repatriate business assets held overseas into South Africa. Has anyone any insight into how this sits with NOAL being BVI-based?


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easyJamboDecember 20, 2017 at 12:44
EJ, I’ve no cause to doubt you or Hearts directors or the company auditors. It’s a fact though that people will speculate on these matters, often getting things completely wrong, intentionally or simply through ignorance.


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easyJamboDecember 20, 2017 at 11:23

blu December 20, 2017 at 11:16 There is an element of truth in Tangoed’s assertion about the need for transparency though – I’m sure there’s plenty speculation on Jambos Kickback as to the identity of the mysterious benefactors. ===================== There is indeed plenty speculation on Jambos Kickback about the benefactor(s).
A couple of well informed posters have all but confirmed that the money has come from partners in an Edinburgh investment company.

EJ,
I’m sure that you and others closer to the club will have a very good idea who these people are but as long as the club is asked to keep their identities private there will be speculation and aspersions cast from the east of Edinburgh and further afield.


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HomunculusDecember 20, 2017 at 10:57
I’ll decline from commenting further, the majority of members here seem to think it is acceptable to conjecture that Hearts are being funded by the proceeds of crime.

For the avoidance of doubt Homunculus, I agree with your challenge to Tangoed – his subsequent response confirms it is simple speculation, possibly mischievous. My question was more focused on what might be considered as money laundering, tangential and less important than your challenge.
There is an element of truth in Tangoed’s assertion about the need for transparency though – I’m sure there’s plenty speculation on Jambos Kickback as to the identity of the mysterious benefactors.
 


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Homunculus, I don’t think that money laundering was referred to by Tangoed, no doubt they’ll respond to fully explain.


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