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Saturday 03 September 2011
Craig Levein is not weighed down by the pressure he will be under as Scotland host the Czech Republic at Hampden Park this afternoon. Scotland must win, and win again against Lithuania on Tuesday if they are to finish second in Group I and enter the qualification play-offs.
Sunday 28 August 2011
Sir Alex Ferguson has been on the phone and there is a pile of nine DVDs of Czech Republic matches to watch. "I go from being here most of the time," says Craig Levein of his workload as he holds his hand low, palm down. "Then all of a sudden it's up here." He smiles as he raises his arm, but the impression is still of a serious, often intense manager; he reflects, in his tone and his mood, the gravity of the events Scotland are about to face.
Friday 26 August 2011
Political pragmatists will say that George Osborne has done a good deal in getting Swiss banks to levy what is effectively a tax on secret accounts held by British citizens. It should net the Treasury around £5bn. But the truth is this is a dubious deal that allows tax dodgers to pay less than they would in UK taxes, go unpunished for the crime of tax evasion and keep their identities from the taxman.
Friday 26 August 2011
Panama and the British Virgin Islands will be the Chancellor George Osborne's next targets as he extends his crackdown on tax havens used by rich Britons to salt their assets away.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Forty-five years ago today, on a sunny afternoon in north London, West Germany were overcome 4-2 at Wembley.
Thursday 16 June 2011
Britain is pressing the European Union to threaten to halt aid to countries in the Arab world who do not live up to their promises on democracy, human rights and economic reform.
Friday 20 May 2011
A German court yesterday convicted three men of fraud for their part in the most serious match-fixing scandal to hit European football. A World Cup qualifier and a Champions League qualifier were among more than 20 games fixed by Ante Sapina, a Croat who was sentenced to five and a half years in prison.
Saturday 16 April 2011
It's an attractive Alpine retreat, offering excellent skiing, a fairy-tale castle and a compact 62 square miles to explore. And now, the entire country of Liechtenstein is yours to hire (allegedly) for just £40,000 a night.
Saturday 16 April 2011
One might have assumed that renting an entire country would be the most extortionate of transactions. But the Principality of Liechtenstein is allegedly available for a remarkably reasonable £40,000 a night.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Saturday 13 November 2010
Britain is entering into talks with three tax havens which could help raise £10 billion for the Treasury by 2015, it was revealed today.
Friday 12 November 2010
Scotland manager Craig Levein has stressed that beating the Faroe Islands is his main aim next week despite naming an experimental squad for the Pittodrie friendly.
Monday 25 October 2010
UK taxpayers with Swiss bank accounts could soon be forced to pay tax on the interest they earn on savings held there, it emerged today.
Sunday 17 October 2010
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