One of the central tenets of a democracy is the secret ballot.
The reasons for this are easy to understand.
If your voting preference is not known to the world, then you can vote without fear of intimidation.
I understand that there was a feisty exchange this morning within the upper echelons of the Sevco High Command.
Some of the directors of the Holding Company Vehicle were seriously unimpressed with the fact that Mr McCoist’s alleged voting preferences had been leaked to the media.
I understand that the conduit to the Scottish tabloid came from a very high Level within the Sevco High Command.
This is particularly serious given the lynch mob vibe last night on the dignified message boards once the news was leaked.
I understand that Mr David Cunningham King is concerned that perhaps not all of the directors vote for their beloved chairman?
I’m also told that there is also now a high-Level probe into who in the Sevco High Command is not loyal to the dear leader.
The chairman has reason to suspect that not all of his colleagues on the board voted for him.
This follows on from an immaculately coiffed functionary telling the South African based entrepreneur only yesterday that his reputation was toxic in the Square Mile.
That reality was hammered home to the magnificently maned factotum when he recently went door to door in the City looking for distressed finance.
The Square Mile chaps told him that the RIFC Chairman wasn’t their main selling point.
The existential threat to the Holding Company Vehicle will not be an unpayable debt like the Big Tax Case for Rangers.
What threatens the existence of the Engine Room Subsidiary is simple cash flow.
My information is that even General Ashley is now concerned at what type of insolvency event the High Command might be planning.
Now he does care a great deal about his retail deal, and he wants that to survive, but it is linked to Sevco.
The Holding Company Vehicle needs to live so that he can get the millions in pure profit from the Rangers Retail Limited agreement.
For the avoidance of doubt dear reader, whatever happens, it is never Dave’s fault.
I think the chaps in the High Command have now finally realised that important fact.