As we saw before, Celtic pulled Margaret Curran, Shadow Secretary State Scotland, into both of their meetings with the West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) (see previous post).
The second meeting was held on 23rd October 2013.
And what was happening on the 24th October 2013? According to informed sources there was meeting in Brussels with Glasgow City Council & Celtic called to discuss their EU State Aid land deals with Celtic. They were there to meet the European Commissioner of Competition, Joaquin Almunia.
Now did Margaret Curran know that there was an EU State Aid case against them in October 2013 related to GCC land deals when she started helping Celtic with ‘finding a solution to their impasse’ with the WSHA land deal? Did Celtic warn her what she was stepping into the day before meeting the EU? Did she or her advisers check before she stepped into a minefield?
If asked, would Margaret have gone as part of the GCC/Celtic delegation or would she have thought she was overstepping the mark?
‘Margaret, Margaret – Do you have the book: How to find your way out of a minefield?’
Thanks to the VB guys for this nugget.