"Big Jock Knew" is a saying that is popular among football fans in Glasgow.
This saying refers to Jock Stein, the former manager of Celtic Football Club.
In the early 1970s, young boys were sexually abused by certain people at the club.
Stein is reputeded to have known about this and not reported the matter to the authorities, and also been part of a cover up within Celtic Football Club."Celtic's
former board were part of an astonishing cover-up over abuse allegations."
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(THIS EVIL PERVERT WRECKED MY DREAM OF PLAYING FOR CELTIC ...
It looks like Celtic Football Club could be in trouble."John Reid suffered a baptism of fire at his inauguration as Celtic chairman yesterday when he was barracked as a 'war criminal' from the floor at the Glasgow club's AGM..."Jeanette Findlay of the Celtic Supporters' Trust... claimed Reid would be 'forever identified with a political and human disaster' and that he was a 'hate figure at home and abroad'. Amid similar comments - one supporter said he had been visiting Celtic Park for 60 years but would not renew his season ticket on account of Reid's new role." - Attacks and accusations greet incoming Reid at Celtic
Celtic's Sponsors Reid and Karadzic
During the 1990s Bosnian War, John Reid became friends with Serb rebel leader and indicted war-criminal Radovan Karadzic. Reid has admitted that he spent three days at a luxury Geneva lakeside hotel as a guest of Karadzic in 1993.http://www.guardian.co.uk/Northern_Ireland/Story/0,2763,659705,00.html
~~Reid and Lobbygate.
Kevin reid is the son of John Reid.
On 31 August 1999, in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Ben Laurance of the Observer newspaper posed as a businessman during talks with Kevin Reid, a lobbyist with the public relations firm Beattie Media.
Laurance told Kevin Reid he was interested in PFI ( private investment in services such as education and hospitals).
Kevin Reid boasted of his contacts: "I worked for Jack [McConnell] and for Wendy [Alexander—minister for communities] and for Henry [McCleish—Enterprise Minister] and for Donald [Dewar—First Minister] on a one-to-one basis. I worked with the Labour Party media monitoring in the press team and I briefed them every night."
Kevin Reid was filmed saying he knew the Scottish secretary "very, very well .... he is my father."http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/oct1999/scot-o06.shtml
~~Reid and National Health Service deficits
When he was Health secretary, John Reid was responsible for the new national consultants’ contract.
The cost of the new pay deal is said to be the cause of the large deficits now being run up by health boards.http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2090-2168976_2,00.html
~~Reid censured by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
While he was Secretary of State for Scotland, John Reid became the first senior cabinet member ever to be severely censured by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Elizabeth Filkin.
Reid was accused of using parliamentary allowances, taxpayer's money, to pay the salaries of his son and other staff working for Labour's electoral campaign. In the course of the inquiry, it emerged that Reid had held "discussions" with witnesses, 'which in plain unparliamentary language sounded a lot like threats'.http://www.guardian.co.uk/Northern_Ireland/Story/0,2763,659705,00.html
~~Reid, Ronnie Campbell, drugs
Police have found cannabis resin in the home of the British Defence Secretary, John Reid, but the minister says he has no idea where it came from.Cops' sniffer dogs find cannabis in house of Defence Secretary
Dr John Reid, aged 58, is married to Brazilian Carine Adler.
He has a son called Mark.
Mark is married to the daughter of Ronnie Campbell who reportedly has links to crime.
According to the Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland) 9/4/2005:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland): Fugitive and the minister ...GRIM-FACED Defence Secretary John Reid shared centre stage at his son's wedding yesterday - with a villain wanted by police. Tony Blair's most trusted minister and fugitive Ronnie Campbell - the father of the bride - stood side by side on the steps of Westminster Cathedral. The Sunday Mail can reveal a warrant was issued for the arrest of Campbell, 47, on Monday after a violent incident involving a woman. Campbell, who sported a gold cravat and kilt, was the target of a recent gangland hit.
30 April 2006:The Sunday Mail - NEWS - JOHN WEEDLast September, he shared centre stage at his son Mark's wedding with a villain on the run from police.Reid and fugitive Ronnie Campbell - the father of the bride - stood side-by-side on the steps of Westminster Cathedral.Yesterday Campbell claimed he knew "all about" the cannabis found at Reid's home but declined to comment further.
"If we had a Politburo instead of a cabinet, Reid would probably be running the State Security Division." - Kevin Toolis, Guardian 2 March 2002.
Reid "is part of the Lanarkshire West Coast Labour mafia. It's not about... making life better for the working class. It's about looking after yourself and your mates and not being accountable to anyone." - Dean Nelson, editor Scottish edition of the Sunday Times.