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Rangers Tax Case returns ahead of Craig Whyte book revelations

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The Rangers Tax Case has tweeted for the first time in two months ahead of the publication of Craig Whyte’s book ‘Into The Bear Pit’.

The agenda setting website set the pace almost a decade ago as it shone a light on the detail of the so-called Big Tax Case which wasn’t resolved until July 2017 at the Supreme Court.

Whyte appeared on the scene in November 2011 when James Traynor introduced Daily Record readers to the little-known billionaire from Motherwell.

Over the last few days a number of Whyte’s revelations have gone mainstream with The Herald, The National, Daily Record and The Sun publishing extracts from the book. There has been nothing so far that Internet Bampots weren’t aware of but going mainstream confirms against that RTC was way ahead of the pack with their coverage.

Traynor’s role is perfectly timed with the PR guru in the middle of a storm over Michael Stewart while Celtic press Ofcom for answers over the translation of a world exclusive with Alfredo Morelos.

What could be new from Whyte will be his version of events with the SFA in relation to the 2011 UEFA licence given to Rangers.

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That matter is under dispute with the SFA with numerous documents confirming that the Ibrox club hadn’t paid an overdue tax bill of £2.8m which should have disqualified them from playing in UEFA competitions.

At his trial in 2017 Whyte and other witnesses confirmed that the bill was known throughout Ibrox and eventually resulted in Dave Murray’s asking price being reduced from £30m to £1 in May 2011.

In June 2019 Ian Maxwell said that the 2011 licence issue couldn’t go on forever but there has been no further comment from the SFA.

At the 2019 Celtic AGM the club board refused to take the matter to UEFA, preferring to work with the SFA who have been dealing with the issue since September 2017. Peter Lawwell also told shareholders that he had never read the Five Way Agreement of 2012.

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