“If we allow cheating in our democratic process, then what about the next time? What about the time after that, right? This is a breach of the law, this is cheating. And the thing that’s really important to understand here is that this is not some council race or by-election, this is an irreversible change to the constitution settlement of this country.”
Christopher Wylie, in evidence to a Parliamentary Committee, yesterday, 27 March 2018.
I was disheartened when I watched this incredible testimony on the Brexit campaign last night. Cheating creates winners and losers. The winners are invested with power that contaminates others. “Raking over the coals” soon becomes a hassle too far, not just when the SFA reject a request for a review from the SPFL, but when the livelihoods of millions are on the line.
Cheating is successful, apparently, and will continue in any given environment until the consequences are absolute. The SFA should take note. They have condoned the next cheat.