However, when he managed to remove his hands from the bowler hat AND IT REMAINED IN PLACE WITHOUT VISIBLE MEANS OF SUPPORT, the forces of the law pounced.
Under the Market Abuse (2003/6/EC) Regulations 2005 it is an offence to breach the regulations by engaging in the acts set out in Regulation 5
But it would be hard to beat the title of the book – “Represent Yourself in Court and Win!”, for an unhelpful and irritating phrase.
“…any person was knowingly a party to the carrying on of any business of the company with intent to defraud creditors of the company, or creditors of any other-person or for any fraudulent purpose;”
The Anglo Irish Bank “shareholders” are all “former shareholders”; the shares of the Bank have been transferred to the Minister. Logically, no rights to issue proceedings by former shareholders against proposed Defendants can arise from the expropriation of the shares by the Minister for Finance, but it would be foolhardy to sue without first writing to the Minister and obtaining his consent to issue proceedings, seeking civil remedies.
Despite the incompetence (to be temporarily mealy-mouthed) of The Irish Financial Regulatory Authority (the Central Bank of Ireland trading under a pseudonym) the ugly truth just may leak out, despite the best efforts of Brian Lenihan and Brian Cowen to prevent it from leaking out.
Firstly, the Planning and Development Act 2000 places no express obligation on the prosecution to prove that the “development” is unauthorised. Development, whether of use or of works, is not unauthorised unless it post-dates 1st October 1964.
In the face of power, formally judicial or otherwise, it is necessary to be circumspect.
On 12th January 1943 the German 6th Army was trapped (approximately 190,000 men at that point) at Stalingrad. The Soviet Union had launched counter-offensives code named Uranus and Saturn (followed, later, by Mars).