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Labour Party Triangle: Celtic PLC, The Co-operative ‘Ethical’ Bank, Glasgow City Council

Labour Party Triangle is like the Bermuda Triangle where public subsidies are milked and disappear. One corner of the triangle, the Labour controlled Glasgow City Council has been damaged but may be only some replaced with like minded SNP suits. However The Co-operative ‘Ethical’ Bank will not be reincarnated as the funder of this triangle. … Continue reading

SFA/SPFL appear to be hiding discussions with HMRC on Marketed Film Tax Avoidance schemes.

In researching how HMRC is starting to handle footballer Image Rights I came across this oral testimony from an HMRC employee at the UK Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee hearing into High Net Worth Individuals & HMRC held on the 7th December 2016. The comments are firstly by Jon Thompson, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HMRC … Continue reading

Glasgow City Council/Celtic EU State Aid investigation was one of the Scottish Government’s Off The Books ‘No Minutes’ cases.

On 1 June 2017, a major development occurred which unfortunately has been overshadowed by the noise from the General Election campaign. Twenty-three journalists representing major news outlets in Scotland wrote an open letter to MSPs tasked with selecting the new Scottish Information Commissioner. It was also copied to Derek Mackay – as FOI Minister, Leslie Evans – Permanent … Continue reading

GCC & Scottish government lie about End of Lease sale conditions to selectively sell Westthorn to Celtic in 2009.

Ever wondered why Glasgow City Council did not put a copy of the Lease Agreement 2000 between themselves and Celtic on their website dedicated to the Land Transactions between the council & Celtic? Well it’s because the lease shows that the council lied and so did the Scottish government in it’s submission to the EU … Continue reading

True Westthorn Health and Safety Executive History. GCC more in the Bullshit zone than Blast zone.

Here is the sequence of Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Consultation Zones involving Westthorn from February 2005 to December 2016. HSE only excludes the MZ – Middle Zone and IZ – Inner Zone of the Consultation Zones from residential development. That land however still had value as car parking or landscaping but was given away free … Continue reading

Westthorn: District Valuer tried for 2 years to protect Glasgow ratepayers but he was conned by Glasgow City Council & Celtic saying they were going to Arbitration.

Here in the District Valuer’s last letter to Glasgow City Council he condemns GCC’s concessions to Celtic but remains hopeful that: “However, at least additional sums should be paid to the Council whenever the valuation of Westthorn is determined by arbitration”. Well the District Valuer’s hopes were dashed because it never went to arbitration. Here … Continue reading

Scottish Government & Glasgow City Council deceived EU. Westthorn should have been valued with no restrictions on Access Road.

As they say in Scotland when the game is up. “The game’s a bogey”. And it is for the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council and any associated parties pertaining to the Westthorn land transaction between the council and Celtic PLC. Number of Units sets Westthorn Price Firstly from the Scottish Government EU letter July … Continue reading

Amazingly the only Glasgow City Council Geotechnical department study on Westthorn ever done is a couple of pages from 1998

Isn’t it incredible that even though Westthorn has been subject to an EU State Aid complaint in 2013 involving Glasgow City Council, Celtic and the Scottish Government that the only ‘geotechnical report’ produced by the council is a 1998 3 page Geotechncial Desk Study Preliminary report lacking any evidence to base any conclusions. Really the report is … Continue reading

Richard Brown Exec Dir of Development and Regeneration Services Glasgow City Council’s lies renders EU State Aid case defence Null & Void

From his Glasgow Chamber of Commerce profile, Richard Brown was made Executive Director of Development and Regeneration Services (DRS) at Glasgow City council in March 2012.  From his profile from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce you can see he started in Strathclyde Regional Council 1988 then joined Glasgow City Council in 1996. From there he … Continue reading

Savills Report needs to be condemned as unsafe. SEPA & Scottish Water say no contamination on Westthorn.

Below we take apart the Savills Report & Valuation November 2013 used by the Scottish Government to base their arguments to the EU Competition Directorate that there was no EU State Case to answer. Under 3.0 Location and Situation: So Belvidere Village, which had nothing to do with the Commonwealth games, is local authority and older … Continue reading