HMRC’s long-awaited (latest) appeal on the so-called ‘Big Tax Case’ against Rangers, one whose predecessors failed so miserably to win, remains ‘result pending’ despite being held well over two months ago.
The appeal, held over a course of around a week in July in front of Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Carloway, plus Lords Menzies & Drummond Young, remains in cold storage with no result in sight.
The latest shenanigans at Edinburgh’s Court of Session is just the most recent in a long line of nonsense where HMRC appear thoroughly determined not to be wrong about events at Ibrox, despite the fact a three-judge panel ruled in favour of Rangers in 2012, and rejected HMRC’s last appeal in 2014.
So, despite being wrong at least twice, the taxman launched yet another appeal this year, due to be held in July ‘over four days’.
Chairman Dave King advocated a radical attempt to ‘de-liquidise’ the oldco, but that plan would naturally be dependant on this outcome, and if history is to repeat itself, another uphold of the original result awaits.
The real question is when will anyone pursue HMRC for their illegal challenge on Rangers, and repeated attempts at perverting the course of justice? They say you cannot be tried for the same crime twice – well Rangers have not even committed one, and are being tried over and over again.
Insanity is repeating the same actions over and over again but expecting a different outcome.
Says it all.