My sources have informed me that Andrew Thornhill QC who is representing Rangers in the current tax case with HMRC recently approached the lawyers of the other side and offered to settle the case.
The figure offered to HMRC was £10million.
HMRC rejected this offer out of hand without any consideration.
The fact that Rangers authorised their legal team to make such an offer does not indicate that the people that currently run the Ibrox club are confident of winning this case in the slightest.
On the basis of the first “round” of this case last year ,when Rangers got to present their evidence and the HMRC legal team cross examined ,that would be a safe assumption in my opinion.
Of course any reasonable person might ask:
“If Rangers believe that that they have no case to answer and are confident of ultimate victory then why should they offer to pay anything?”