Well Done to the Orwell Prize-Winning RTC!

I am delighted to see that rangerstaxcase.com has won the Orwell Prize for blogging!

The full story can be read here.

The judges commented:-

“The 2012 Blog Prize showed that not only could blogs comment on current events, they could drive stories forward.

“Rangers Tax-Case takes what might be a dry topic – the tax affairs of a sports team – and shows how a striving for transitory success has severely distorted sporting, legal and ethical boundaries.

“Displaying focused contempt for those who evade difficult truths, and beating almost every Scottish football journalist to the real story – Rangers Tax-Case shows how expertise and incisive writing can expose the hypocrisies the powerful use to protect themselves from the consequences of their actions.

It is a worthy winner which not only proves that independent blogging is as healthy as it ever was, but also offers a mirror in which our times are reflected.’

I have added the emphases.

This shows that the story is beyond the west of Scotland bubble – national recognition is entirely deserved.

And not just RTC, but Phil Mac Giolla Bhain, Paul Brennan, Alex Thomson and Mark Daly, not to mention many wise commenters and posters on websites, including those who make their contributions here…every one of you deserves credit for showing that big news stories can still get out, even if there is a deliberate or uncoscious wish to keep them under wraps.

Tonight maybe marks a watershed, or even a Wattereus, where the recognittion given to RTC combined with the BBC programme might ensure that sporting intergrity and values triumph over mere money.

There is a lot to write about, and I will get some thoughts up soon. Other pressing matters need my attention first, but I will make sure I post some thoughts…



Posted by Paul McConville



Filed under BBC, Blogging, Rangers

6 responses to “Well Done to the Orwell Prize-Winning RTC!

  1. Albert

    Brave reporting to be applauded.

  2. Tyke Bhoy

    Congrastulations RTC. Paul you might be more productive if you kept the blog posts short 😉

  3. A great night all round. Congrats to rangerstaxcase and a big thanks to you for all your contributions and subsequent analysis and explanation of many complex situations.

  4. TheBlackKnight TBK

    Paul, yourself included Chapeau sir!

  5. It’s been a wonderful day for internet bampottery!
    Congratulations and thanks to RTC for making an immense contribution towards uncovering the scandal at Minty Mansions and also for inspiring other noble warriors to weigh in with their own significant contributions.
    Life is good.

  6. Paul Boyle

    Many thanks to all these people for keeping me informed about the “Rangers Crisis” ,Paul McConville,RTC, Phil Mac Giolla Bhain, Paul Brennan and to all the other “bloggers” who have added information in a easy to understand guidelines on the various legal, technical, moral aspects of this debacle.

    I have gained an insight, knowledge and what’s more important THE TRUTH in what has been happening and the only INTEGRITY I have seen so far has come from the above persons mentioned.

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