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Aye Ready To Evade Tax

Aye Ready To Evade Tax

The penultimate Crown witness, former Murray consigliere David Horne, had far from an easy ride from Donald Findlay who was at his irreverent best yesterday. Mr Horne did his best to excuse the glaring omissions from the data room under the watchwords  of Caveat Emptor. Horne compared the sale of Rangers to that of a house […]

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The Evidence Points To A Conspiracy To Avoid Tax & Debts

The Evidence Points To A Conspiracy To Avoid Tax & Debts

It is now apparent that Murray International Holdings (MIH) had effectively been trading whilst insolvent since 2009. MIH subsidiaries had lucrative service contracts at Ibrox. Charlotte Ventures earned a quarter of its annual turnover providing financial advice to the club, advice which included how to execute EBT to evade tax. Carnegie Information Systems billed Rangers […]

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The Song Remains The Same

The Song Remains The Same

Prior to the main thrust of this article I take pause to add a footnote to one of yesterday’s articles and comments thereon. The oh so trendy hard-left politically correct Corbynista, James Doleman, took great offence at my piece on the Manchester Massacre. His party bends over backwards to curry favour with the Muslim electorate. […]

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The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

The current death toll from a suicide bomb in Manchester Arena is twenty-two. Those on the injured list, many of them critical, number 59. As my heart goes out to the victims, their families and loved ones, I pause to commend the work of the local police force and the doctors and nurses fighting to […]

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Gilligan Resignation – The Facts

Gilligan Resignation – The Facts

Gilligan told friends: “I’m sick of nothing getting done and King going missing plus no investment. Me and Murray are the fall guys for King.” Of course The Daily Rectum will print the Traynor spin. One can read the facts here. Two down, one by Cold Shoulder, only the magnificently maned factotum to go. Gilligan’s […]

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Season’s End

Season’s End

As we draw the curtain on another season of Scottish football it behoves us to reflect on the clubs who have got it right and those who made a pig’s ear of matters. The season has been dominated by Celtic both on and off the field of play. Winning 34 of their 38 games, with […]

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Are Rangers Lite Doomed?

Are Rangers Lite Doomed?

Donald Findlay QC : “Was the club in a better position after the deal?” Betts “Yes” Takeaways from Betts’ appearance as a witness for the Crown were few and far between. He confirmed that the bank was leaning on Murray to make the deal. Of most interest was the admission by Advocate Depute Alex Prentice […]

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Irresistible and Invincible

Irresistible and Invincible

There are few parallels to Celtic’s current season of Scottish football invincibility. Even The Lisbon Lions, whom many consider the best ever side to have represented Celtic and Scotland, all of whom were native Scots, suffered two defeats in their momentous 1966/67 season. One is running out of superlatives for this Celtic side. Those looking […]

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A Citadel of Recidivism

A Citadel of Recidivism

This piece will deal with individuals being less than candid. David Murray, I hesitate to call him Sir, knew that he was selling Whyte a pig in a poke. He therefore deftly failed to include details of his HMRC malfeasance in the data room. How remiss of the mendacious bribe merchant. Ross Bryan and Gary […]

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End of Season Rubbers

End of Season Rubbers

I note some push back apropos Agent Orange but some of the facts regarding this bigot with a whistle are yet to emerge. I’m hearing murmurs about a gambling problem. One would hope that he is not betting on games that he has a direct influence over, not that John Fleming would ever notice as […]

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Courting Controversy with Agent Orange

Courting Controversy with Agent Orange

Yesterday’s proceedings at Glasgow’s High Court of Justiciary yielded very few takeaways. One exchange added some levity: Alex Prentice QC: “Did you use a notebook” Withey “Yes.” Alex Prentice QC: “For what purpose’ Withey: “To take notes.” The Advocate Depute did well to keep a straight face. Gary Withey was a witness for the Crown […]

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Withey’s Believe It or Not

Withey’s Believe It or Not

Now that the inordinately well-coached  SDM sock puppets have done their worst, we enter the realm of candour. Who better to start with than Gary Withey, who was primed like a two-bob rocket in a milk bottle just ready to explode. Donald Findlay lit the touch paper and stood back. What followed was a tour […]

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An Open Letter to Peter Lawwell

An Open Letter to Peter Lawwell

Dear Mr Lawwell, I don’t necessarily agree with all the sentiments expressed in the following photograph of a banner, and I would choose a more elegant expression than ‘Hunskelping’, but it is indicative of the fact that some of your fans are unhappy with the status quo: If your customers’ concerns are not your concerns, […]

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Tongue in Cheek

Tongue in Cheek

As the Scottish Press recover from the hangovers incurred at their annual nipples and knees hoe-down, one enterprising hack at The Rectum reached for his Resolve to inform us that the ‘Going for 55’ marketing slogan was an elaborate joke. The eleven thousand supporters in the Sandy Jardine Stand had their tongues firmly in their […]

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Imagine There’s No Rangers

Imagine There’s No Rangers

During what became know as ‘The Journey‘ did anyone other than those who attend Ibrox via muscle-memory actually miss Rangers? 1. Did one miss the mass unfettered anti-Irish racism? 2. Did one miss the veneration of a Ku Klux Klan leader who successfully pursued an agenda of slashing and maiming Irish émigrés? 3. Did one […]

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Desperadoes in The Saltmarket

Desperadoes in The Saltmarket

Despite comments to the contrary, a source has informed me that the Whyte trial will proceed until conclusion. COPFS must give the impression that they have a case and that this case is so well documented that it requires three months to prosecute. They have squandered millions on a wild goose chase. Should the verdict […]

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A Rangers Rollover

A Rangers Rollover

Gary Withey’s testimony has been far from convincing. If one were a cynic one might conclude that he was trying to hide something. He was Whyte’s consigliere prior to the acquisition and he subsequently joined Whyte on the board of Rangers. He does not recall if monies were held in his account, a client account […]

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Stewart Regan : Liar, Liar, Your Crystallised Arse is on Fire!

Stewart Regan : Liar, Liar, Your Crystallised Arse is on Fire!

Donald Findlay was at his excoriating best as he continued to cross-examine Mike McGill for a third day. McGill attempted to draw a distinction between using Ticketus as a short-term season lull fix and Whyte’s borrowing of £24m to execute a share purchase agreement. It was revealed that in the period immediately preceding Whyte’s acquisition […]

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