"The truth of the matter was that Whyte was a small-time chancer who was carrying out this entire fake-over wearing suspiciously ill-fitting suits and pointy pleather shoes.
Also, it is to my own eternal shame that I was dragged into this ‘wealth off the radar’ charade having been instructed to write a puff piece by Waddell on the night we were breaking the news that Whyte was in talks to buy his big pal out.
Hand on heart. It was the first time that I had heard his name.
Within an hour I had rattled up a 1000-words backgrounder on the basis that I trusted the information being handed down by my own superiors.
If every day is a school day then this was the most difficult, pride-swallowing lesson learned in 25 years on this editorial floor"
Now this is a 'professional journalist' who originally went with a story without checking any of the facts, ten minutes on Companies House would've went a long way.
Oor Keef getting his retaliation in first.
Can't wait to read wee Craigy's tome.