Alex Thomson is a distinguished war correspondent, and one of the UK’s top news broadcasters. Recently he has been looking into Scottish football, and especially the Rangers Tax Case.
Various pundits and fan sites have accused him of being deluded and following the hidden agendas of others. He has even been described as a dupe, and taken in by “Timmy” conspiracies.
When last week he fronted a Channel 4 news piece on the story there were various disparaging remarks about the lack of anything new.
As I say in the heading – be careful what you wish for!
Tonight he has a piece on the story on Channel 4 News, which definitely moves the saga on.
Some choice highlights:-
Mike McGill, former Rangers director – admitting that none of the EBT “loans” have ever been repaid.
Correspondence from Martin Bain, former Chief Executive, looking to have his pay rise put through the trust “obviously as a discretionary bonus it cannot be contractual”
Martin Bain referring to payment through the EBT to players coaches “and more recently John Greig”.
Martin Bain (again) writing to chairman John McClelland referring to having his contract letter “shredded”.
As Mr Thomson concludes his piece – “what they were doing could well be perfectly legitimate but it’s questions like these upon which the tax case may hinge”.
I had speculated about Mr Bain’s dropping of his court action yesterday. Today leads to national UK coverage which, at the very best, looks bad for him and for Rangers.
Those who criticised Mr Thomson for being “taken in” might have to look at their views again.