Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma


It may be worth noting that if the SFA are …

Comment on Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma by Homunculus.

It may be worth noting that if the SFA are eventually covered by anything it would more likely be the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 rather than the FIA 2000.

FISA covers public bodies which are within the control of the Scottish Parliament. We also have our own Information Commissioner.

The acts whilst covering the same or similar principles are not identical.

This is the Commissioners website, it explains what people need to know and provides further links.

For example there has been recent consultation on extending the act to additional bodies.

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Wiki has this to say on the different acts

“Whilst the two Acts are similar in principle, there are some significant differences in implementation; as a rule, the Scottish Act is more strongly worded. For example, the Scottish test for public interest is stated in terms of “substantial prejudice” rather than “prejudice”, which is clearly a higher standard, and imposes a stricter time limit in cases where public interest has to be considered. It contains explicit mention of disability access rights and the duties incumbent on a body which does not have the information requested, both of which are lacking in the 2000 Act, and provides for an objective test (rather than “the reasonable opinion of a qualified person”) to determine if the public interest means information should be withheld.”

Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma
I think the Sports Direct use of zero hours contracts probably explains the demeanour and attitude of at least some of their staff.

I see it as little different to a group of men standing outside of a factory and another man pointing at some of them and saying “you can work today …. you can work today …”

I can see how it might suit some people, for example students who just want to do a bit of casual work in a bar or whatever, just when it’s available. However it’s no way for someone trying to live a life, get a mortgage, take loans etc. Things most of us have probably done at some point in their life.

Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma
neepheid 20th September 2015 at 9:17 am #

I think the JJ take on that is that the SFA have in fact done “Rangers” nothing but harm, by letting a succession of chancers gain access to the Blue Room.


Going back to basics, can you imagine how the Rangers support would have reacted if the SFA, or anyone else, had done anything to prevent the billionaire Craig Whyte from taking over at Ibrox and pumping tens of millions of pounds into the first team squad. Repeat for later owners.

And just for the record and to put things into perspective. Whyte owned about 85% of Rangers. Green (and his consortium) owned all of the new club, then parted it out. King owns about 15%. People who suggest King owns Rangers are way off the mark, no matter that he behaves as if he does.

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