The Existence of Laws


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Are the hoi polloi not the common people (like me)?

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The Existence of Laws
yashin19 says:
June 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I worry that the driving force behind the most successful blogs of the last 18 months has been the Rangers crisis, and that this has simply polarised the audience. You’re either for Rangers or against it. The absence of Rangers voices on here would suggest that TSFM falls into the latter camp, and although I believe the intentions of this site were bigger than that, bringing Rangers fans into a conversation about what’s best for Scottish football and for their club is the biggest barrier to achieving those goals.

There used to be a guy on CQN – Edward Ursus – who as far as I could tell was a committed Rangers fan with a genuine interest in how the other side saw his club. And I think his presence was very healthy for the Celtic community on that site. But as the liquidation saga unfolded, I stopped seeing his posts, and I think the debate lost something.


One of the biggest problems is that, by and large, Rangers fans don’t want to enter into any form of debate on what has been happening. In their eyes it’s all someone else fault or a timmy conspiracy. Anyone who dares to veer from the WATP stance is shouted down. Empathy is a two way street.

The Existence of Laws
If Charlotte’s stuff has been hacked then it can only have come from one of two places. Either it’s from CW’s private collection or Strathclyde Police (or whatever they’re known as now).

I can’t think of any other person or organisation that would have such a diverse range of material.

If the police were actually doing an investigation into the buyout then it’s possible they would have uncovered these files/recordings etc. They might not want it to be public knowledge that their records have been hacked hence the quite word to editors et al to leave well alone.

Just thoughts, nothing concrete.

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Castofthousands says:
June 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm
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y4rmy says:
June 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

“Belbios BV is Whyte’s (now defunct?) Tixway business in the Netherlands, so presumably by billing the services there is a way of avoiding VAT”?

That’s what I was thinking. However I understand that goods and services sold from the UK would attract UK VAT rates. There used to be ‘duty free’ at UK airports but this privilege was removed some years ago. Only time VAT wouldn’t be charged was if goods or services were being supplied to a duty free zone which is basically offshore in international waters or possibly airspace. Need an accountant used to dealing with international transactions to clarify this.

Maybe Charlotte sees a bigger picture. Maybe she is barking up the wrong (of 150,000) trees. Maybe she is compromising the PR firm concerned. Need more info from an accountant (Essex!) before firm conclusions can be drawn by admitted bampots.


As long as you have their VAT number you don’t charge VAT on any transactions between EEC member states. VAT is only charged on internal transactions or if the customer based in another EEC country doesn’t have a VAT number.

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Esteban says:
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May 22, 2015 at 11:56 am
Finloch at 10:13 am

Very good, amigo.
A question arises, however. Who are the Easedales? Where did they fit in? Where are they now?
Counting the profits from the tenders that they have been awarded since they went “high profile”. Their “investments” in RFC were a small price to pay.

Succulent lamb is not only served to journalists.

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Paulmac2 says:
February 25, 2015 at 12:03 am
If the club cannot be punished then it stands to reason the SFA has the responsibility to prevent the identified group from attending similar events…either by playing behind closed doors or witholding away tickets…

Within 2 games it will stop…that is how easy it is…unless of course you support racism.
When the offence takes place at an away ground, in addition to a ban on the travelling support, the offending club should be fined an amount equal to or exceeding their ticket allocation for their next away game. This money should then be given to the opposition as they shouldn’t suffer from the drop in revenue due to a ban on the travelling support.

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Bawsman says:
February 4, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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Allyjambo says:
February 4, 2015 at 12:26 pm

The old Celtic Park did indeed have a Rangers end…………That was (like Hampden) the covered end 👿
The Rangers end at CP was covered in 1967. The Celtic end was first covered around 1958 – although it did not extend all the way to the front of the terracing.

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If I was Kenny Macdowall and I wanted to get the hell out of Dodge with my full entitlement I’d leave the 5 loanee’s out of any future squads. 😈 😈

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bad capt madman says:
February 3, 2015 at 9:41 am
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So no one in the SFA thinks the sectarian singing at the Sunday semi final needs investigating?? Really? It was heard in over 50 countries apparently. Do rules not apply to TRFC?
(Serious question actually, no laughing at the back)
The SFA will, as always, do nothing. Police Scotland have already stated that the VAST majority of fans were well behaved. However, if you break down the numbers, you have 50,000 fans attending. Split 50/50 gives you 25,000 per side. 20,000, or 40%, of one side behave appallingly. That means that 30,000, or 60%, behaved well. Seems like an overwhelming majority to me. Of course an old cynic like me would say that this was abusing the statistics but who cares about me when the truth can be so easily distorted to suit.

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