Small Price to Pay?


At the Supreme Court I have to admit I was …

Comment on Small Price to Pay? by jimbo.

At the Supreme Court I have to admit I was enchanted with the manner of Julian Ghosh’s speaking.  Especially his pronunciation of the word ‘to’.  t.   

t a mouse – R Burns
t a wild rose – E MacDowell
t walk invisible – (Bronte sisters)
t the manor born – popular sit. com.

Well done Julian.  Good luck t you.

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Small Price to Pay?
In referring to precedents I also liked the way they said ‘small’  c or d etc. We would now say lower case. 

Like small bobby madden as opposed to lower case bobby madden.

(or was it little?)

Small Price to Pay?
I’m not aware of posting anything on this site which would merit jj’s comment about me.  The only time I said anything which could be construed as negative was on his own site.  I referred to feely uneasy about the constant pleas for donations.  How that translates into putting his safety at risk is beyond me.

I think I also questioned whether one or two posters were genuine or alter egos, but he never fell out with me about it, I posted several times after it.

Ironically two posters on here said decent things about him in the past few days but he never seems to notice that.

Small Price to Pay?
Well that’s it for today.  Apart from all the legalism regarding what constitutes ‘earnings’ and therefore taxable there was much mention of how the trusts operate and at what point can tax be considered (or not) to be payable.

1. Rangers FC Club 
2.  Club Executive
3. Player signs (bargain struck at this point) side letter issued
4. Salary paid to player and also The Principal Trust every month
5. Principal Trust pays into sub trust
6. Player or his nominated member of family receive tax free cash in their bank  account.

Counsel for Advocate General for Scotland (HMRC’s view) the tax is due at point 4.  But he seemed to admit that even if he was wrong in that then tax on the EBT would at least be due at point 5. 

EBT supporters would love to think that the gap between the player and the sub trust (the principal trust) means it’s tax free. As if the PT was a charity throwing money around.

The counsel for Advocate General of Scotland has stood up very well, plain speaking unlike Thornhill for BDO this morning who was boring.  He was the chap who advised Rangers to settle with HMRC for the wee tax case.  A Tax expert but has got some history apparently.

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Dom16,  Was thinking about Christmas decorations today.  I took mine down.  Most neighbours have done the same.  Nowadays with the huge build up to Christmas from November we are ready to put it behind earlier than in the past.  It used to be customary to keep decorations up until 5 Jan. ‘Epiphany Eve’ or ‘twelfth night’.  It’s good to see them go up but good to see them put away for another year!
(Merry Christmas).

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Historical / hysterical January transfers:
Jean-Alain Boumsong (Rangers to Newcastle £8m, 2005)
This was a strange signing on many levels, with Newcastle paying Rangers £8m for Boumsong’s services just a few months after he’d been available on a free.

The Newcastle manager?  G. Souness! 21

(Think he received an EBT after it)

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Just dawned on me it might be easier to just disable the thumb down button rather than introducing a LIKE button. 

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The thumbs down misuse mystifies me.  It happens often.  I wish we had a simple LIKE button with no dislike option.  You either vote for a post in a positive way or scroll past.  I know it would sacrifice the option of registering a strong disagreement in points of principle, but worth it I think. 

It would take away the perverse satisfaction of these trolls.  Besides, our great posters are very able to counter any dubious posts with logical counter arguments. (Which can then be LIKED)

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