BBC turn tanks on our hero Craig


BBC investigative journalist, Mark Daly, has shown remarkable fortitude in pursuing Craig Whyte, but it’s clear to any unbiased observer that our hero is totally innocent of the serious allegation levelled at him.  Yesterday, Reporting Scotland suggested Whyte may have committed perjury in the witness box at Glasgow Sheriff Court in December last year in a case involving the supply of roofing materials.

Craig handled the second question on his disqualification as a company director, “You can’t remember why you were banned for seven years?” pitch perfectly.

He said, “Well, I’m not going to say in open court and get it wrong.”

This was a good answer, a very good answer.  Saying something wrong in open court is not what our man wants to do.

It was the third question that those pesky BBC types have tried to make trouble over: “Was it anything to do with the treatment of creditors?”

To which Craig replied, “No.”

One insignificant, two-letter, word that people are trying to build into something more than it is.  If only he’d kept to the simple, “I’m not going to say in open court and get it wrong” reply, none of this perjury nonsense would be raised.

Now we have the messy business of a sheriff, currently deliberating the roofing materials case based on the evidence presented, being interrupted by all this rubbish.  Have you any idea how complicated it becomes for a sheriff to discharge his duties when perjury is publicly being alleged (incorrectly, I may add) before he has even reached his verdict?  He’s left in a very difficult position and will not be pleased.

Last night Craig’s spokesman gave you the truth, saying the BBCs latest hatchet job was “a variation on what the BBC already alleged in a documentary riddled with inaccuracies and falsehoods”.

The BBC also published extracts of a written judgement of a trial at the Royal Courts of Justice Companies Court from 2000 which saw Craig’s seven year ban imposed after he put a company into liquidation.

Inaccuracies and falsehoods – and the guy, fair-minded that he is, didn’t even grab the opportunity to have another day in court, this time against the broadcaster.  I’d love to see you take them on, Craig.  Keep up the good work.

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Finally, Celtic fan, Billy Connolly, has been in the news recently so I thought we would give a spin to one of his early works. Apologies for the mild use of colourful language. Firm apologies to Strathclyde Police, who are the subject of some fun here but who I hold in the highest esteem (I’m serious at this part), and just for the record, the following song is a gentle poke at the authorities honesty in court and in no way related to persons mentioned anywhere on Celtic Quick News.

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  1. “I thought our fans were first-class,” he said, “and a lot of it is for the fans as well as we owe them for the last couple of seasons and we need to prove that we are the best team in Scotland.” Scott Brown.



    A win tomorrow and there will be no stopping us.



    Oh! my movie title contribution ‘Suckers’

  2. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on




    Are you aware of any dramatic improvement to kayals injury status? Somebody wrote in the wee hours there was but don’t know if its legit?

  3. JinkyvJohnGreig-saysitall on

    Can we put a request in for Craig Whyte or White (depends how he spells it at Cos. House) to be knighted?



    Would be funny to see him get one when Dodgy Dave is stripped of his.



    I won’t hold my breath.

  4. philvisreturns_2 on

    Craig Whyte is turning into the Greatest Ranger Ever in my opinion.



    Also, let’s not forget that Vlad is also doing a great job over in the East. (thumbsup)

  5. Let’s start the spin against the media spin regarding keeping a newco Rankers in the SPL



    I’ve posted this on scotzine.. Forget the iPhone and illiterate mistakes!!



    I keep hearing the media spinning the line…


    ‘we need rangers in the SPL for the tv contract money’




    If that is all Scottish football is about… A sky contract and a two horse title race forever more ? Then our game is dead already !


    What would happen if rangers in their financial turmoil and horrendous team finished bottom of the league fair and square?


    What happens then?


    Do we just keep them up and not let the 1st division winners up?




    Do we just relegate a more financially prudent team in 11th place instead?


    Just so we can keep up rangers and maintain the tv deal???


    I’ve a better idea…


    Relegate rangers into the 3rd division if they have to go into liquidation.


    Bring the 1st division up to the SPL.


    Making more derby matches…


    Dundee v united


    Inverness v Ross county


    Dunfermline v Raith


    Morherwell v Hamilton


    Hibs v hearts


    Kilmarnock v Ayr


    Etc etc etc


    Playing each other twice a season to keep things fresh


    But more importantly…


    To make the league tighter,more competitive thus mire exciting!


    The problem with the likes of … Say hearts competing with the Celtic and rangers in terms of points is because the have to play them 8 times a season!!!!


    Hearts beat both Celtic and rangers last season so if they won one of their 2 games surely they would be up there?


    If the league is closer and other teams ‘have a chance’


    The fans will return! The football will excite! The derbies twice a year would be to look forward to! And the top 10 teams will live without fear of relegation thus playing attacking football and playing youth with potential??


    What do you think

  6. JinkyvJohnGreig-saysitall says:


    7 February, 2012 at 12:35



    So will Craig Whyte be the White Knight?




    ……or will even he be unable to save them?

  7. From the Reporting Scotland link in Paul`s article:



    “Bringing revenues and costs back into kilter was going to be a challenge for any new owner. It’s true across football, but it’s most true for a club with a Bollinger lifestyle but a Tennent’s-sized bank account”


    End Quote


    Douglas Fraser



    BBC Scotland Business and Economy Editor

  8. Paul67



    Disgracefull lenghts the BBC will go to in their persuit of an innocent man :>)



    Just a shame they don’t use the same dilligence in their persuit of the guilty men.

  9. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Club statement





    Hearts today issued the following response to a Public Notice that appeared in the Scotsman newspaper.



    A club spokesperson said, “The club is aware of the notice placed in a newspaper today relating to an earlier petition presented to the Court of Session.



    The club is working to resolve this situation.



    The club is confident that the relevant matter involving HMRC will be resolved in the very near future and no action as specified in the Public Notice will take place.”

  10. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo says:


    7 February, 2012 at 12:38



    Is the advert to the left of that link for craigy boy?

  11. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Paul67 –



    I fully expect this latest gem to be cut and pasted on one of the Rangers internet sites … as proof that even Celtic supporters know there is a witch hunt (or witch ***t as some of these sites may put it) against our man.



    They don’t do irony.



    49 and finished.

  12. I know of a few bares who would top themselves if we did this for them.



    ‘Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has revealed the club loaned Borussia Dortmund two million euros almost ten years ago to help save their title rivals from bankruptcy.



    The payment by Bayern was made and repaid in 2003 after heavy investment by the Dortmund board had put the club into dire financial straits.



    The Bayern president said: “When they couldn’t pay up anymore, sometimes even for salaries, we gave them an unsecured loan for a few months.’

  13. To whom it may concern,



    I would like to complain about Craig Whyte’s over-use of the phrase “scurrilous allegations”. I prefer that he refer to the allegations as “juicy gossip”. Please see to it that this matter is addressed accordingly.



    Yours faithfully,



    Norman Davidopoulos.

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