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RyanGosling says: May 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm The regeneration of the …

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RyanGosling says:
May 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

The regeneration of the east end is a result of huge public investment due primarily to the forthcoming Commonwealth games. Less well off people of the east end have benefitted from this, which is great. Unfortunately the less well off people of the south side have not benefitted from such investment and have the misfortunte to live in a very undesirable area.
I think it’s important not to view this as just a tale of two areas but more a city-wide problem caused by the catastophic economic decline of Glasgow over an extended period mainly caused by the loss of its heavy industrial manufacturing base.

It has been particulalrly noticeable when contrasted with the soaring fortunes of Edinburgh.

However back to Glasgow and the regeneration of the East End which has required massive amounts of State Aid – which is acceptable by the EC for regeneration purposes. The process has been underway for some time and there is no doubt that the Commonwealth Games have provided a real impetus and frosted the cake with icing sugar.

But all sorts of other areas in the City are deeply in need of real regeneration and not just a cosmetic facelift but there are huge pressures on public money and in Scotland we haven’t emerged as far from a horrific recession as parts of England and in particular London and the south-east.

However for many reasons it was ever thus and always will be and I have no doubt that even if Scotland votes for independence we could end-up with similar dynamics between different areas suchs as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Having spent quite a bit of my youth in the east end I am pleased to see the developments but I want to see my whoile city alive again where being in work is the norm and not the dismal existance of generational employment within families which erodes ambition and eventually destroys incentive and then hope and with it confidence and self-respect.

Our City has sunk pretty far and it will be a long and difficult way back for a lot of our people and possibly the most corrosive thing is that the despair can breeds and bolsters the old evils that lie just below the surface and spark new ones.

Poverty strikes across religious lines – a bit like the Irish Famines – and we have to tackle it as a united community because if we don’t devious politicians will attempt to foster envy and generate anger to achieve their own usually twisted political ends.

That’s why work has to be done to build communities that have shared visions and common purposes irrespective of the origin or religion of community members. Real change needs an involved community who are empowered by being able to make and influence the decisions that shape and influence their lives..

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twopanda says:
May 11, 2014 at 6:06 pm

BDOs next missive – sort of `18 month review` – should appear [link] on, about or before 22 May – Is 18 months a fair timescale? – I don`t know.
I doubt if anyone outwith the actual investigation could give an informed answer to that one. I’m afraid we’ll just need to wait and see and, in the meantime, get on with our normal lives.

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Barcabhoy says:
May 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Ryan Gosling

Your response very very clearly in my view shows a clear attempt to minimise criticism of Murray. What you are doing is a very well established PR strategy. Agree that a subject has transgressed and then spend much more time and effort in attempting to show that whilst guilt is established ( impossible to argue otherwise) the crime is nowhere near as bad as is generally claimed.
Absolutely on the button BB ❗

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covethistlestolemypitch says:
May 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm
ecobhoy says:
May 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

“generally Scots expect a higher moral standard than a lot of people”

Hmm. Scots are just as moral or immoral as any other nationality. I’m surprised to see such talk on here.
And I’m surprised to see that any poster on here would be ‘surprised’ at another poster having the temerity to express what appears to be a contrary opinion.

And in terms of whether Scots have a different kind of morality or not I would think our total rejection of Thatcher and her poll tax experiment does indeed display we have strong moral values.

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jimmci says:
April 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

And why did we not get the panel’s reasoning together with the decision last night?

Simples ❗ The Decision was the easy bit 😆 The explanation to sell it was the hard bit and despite a nightshift they appear to have fluffed their lines AGAIN 🙄

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Allyjambo says:
April 24, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Might I suggest that SD’s main interest in this meeting was to put the RIFC board straight on some matters regarding the security over the IP and just how watertight it is, rather than to discuss funding or any ‘amicable’ discussion how best to move the club forward!
You might be right but would SD want the club suffering another Insolvency Event? Perhaps they were asking for the second loan tranche of £5 million which the new board apparently rejected on taking control.

I have undernoted a reply I made to parttimearab last night which may have been missed but may also be relevant.

3. Insolvency events

(i) The inability of the Company to pay its debts as they fall due within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (the “Act”);
(ii) The issue of an application for an administration order or a notice of intention to appoint an administrator in relation to the Company;
(iii) The passing of a resolution or order for the Company’s winding-up, dissolution, administration or reorganisation;
(iv) The declaration of a moratorium in relation to any of the Company’s indebtedness;
(v) The making of any arrangement or any proposal for any arrangement with any of the Company’s creditors; and
(vi) The appointment of a liquidator, receiver, administrator, supervisor or other similar officer in respect of any of the Company’s assets.

Now I haven’t a clue whether that has anything to do with the SPFL Rule Change. But it’s clear that there could be various stages in an Insolvency Event and perhaps the rule change is to cover all eventualities which might not have been previously defined in the Rule Book.

In particular I look at:

(vi) The appointment of a liquidator, receiver, administrator, supervisor or other similar officer in respect of any of the Company’s assets.

And I think of the various charges which have been placed on Rangers assets wrt the £5 million loan. I have previously posted that the contracts wrt a Default Event could see the assets pass to SportsDirect without any court hearing and SD also already has the power to appoint a Receiver to deal with any of the assets that pass to it via a loan default event.

Now that might not ultimately lead to a full-blown Insolvency depending on what SD actually decide to do with Rangers. But looking at the above I wonder whether with the SPFL rule change that just taking control of the assets is enough to be classed as an Insolvency Event under SPFL Rules?

Perhaps the SPFL are thinking ahead ?

But does the rule take effect immediately or from the new season?

It seems that if it is immediate and Rangers suffers an Insolvency Event then that would be an automatic 25 points this season and 15 next season. Assuming it is able to survive death a second time.

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Resin_lab_dog says:
April 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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April 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm
blu says:
April 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

From what I saw, all criticisms emanating from ICTFC was directed towards the SFA machinery and not towards CFC. Similarly, I have seen no evidence of any criticism of ICTFC being put forward by CFC. I see that fact as quite telling.

Celtic were quite entitled to make all the statements they made and had the boot been on the other foot, in the circumstances I am sure KC at ICTFC would have done likewise.

Similarly, had the situtaions been reversed w.r.t. the foul, I would have expected CFC to back their player robsutly in the same way that ICTFC did.

This is about governance of the sport, not internecine disagreements between member clubs – for which I am yet to see any cause advanced from either party.
Couldn’t agree more!

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blu says:
April 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

My view is that Celtic played this one wrong (only in the public nature of it)and it was easy for media outlets to infer cause and effect in the Celtic/Compliance Officer actions.
There is some merit in your view IMO. However there’s a balancing act to be achieved which requires an answer to what the officials saw, didn’t see, or decided or didn’t decide on Sunday.

All I heard in the ground, leaving the ground, on the train, in the pub, was real anger and disbelief at the decision which worsened with the TV replays.

I do think Celtic fans were due an explanation and tbf to Celtic I doubt if they could have forseen what an absolute hash the SFA would make of it. Obviously the SMSM has ridden to the rescue of the SFA so what’s new about that?

But we’re still awaiting the answers requested. Will we get them? Not without keeping the pressure on the SFA on all fronts where Hampden’s dark secrets exist.

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Gabby says:
April 24, 2015 at 10:18 am

If Celtic really, really felt they needed to send a letter, then this is the type of thing they should have sent…
I disagree as the letter you suggest goes way beyond the immediate point which is simply: ‘Please explain how the decision was arrived at’. I say decision because when Celic sent the letter it seemed there had been no decision reached but that the incident had been ‘missed’ by all officials.

Once the SFA provide that info then Celtic can make a decision as to if and how it should proceed with the matter.

My credo in a situation like this is not to give any leeway to a slippery character or room for manoeuvre. Ask the straight simple question and take it from there once the basic position is established.

Never jump fences too soon and never ever jump fences you don’t need to especially if you don’t know what lies in wait on the other side.

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