I'm going demented trying to figure out what is going on. Just as it seemed the end was in sight, we have the Portuguese Attorney General's Office denying all knowledge of a letter requesting judiciary assistance, while Scotland Yard have already lined up 38 persons of interest.
Will the full facts of this case ever be disclosed? It would be hard for anyone to deny political interference, but we have had a change of government and any past indiscretions can be blamed on Gordon Brown, so there is hope.
On the dark side, Goncalo Amaral has said that Scotland Yard only want to investigate an abduction. I struggle to get past that, as I do trust Goncalo Amaral and he has contacts within the PJ. However, that was quite some time ago, and he has not said anything recently that I know of. I also trust Joana's site, and if the Portuguese Authorities have said they have received no letter, then it must be presumed true and of course, it has now appeared in The Mail.
Scotland Yard told us that they have made 16 visits to Portugal, and top prosecutors from the CPS flew out there too. They must have gone to see someone! If they are only meeting with high up officials, who are not keeping the force on the ground informed, then alarm bells must ring.
I tend to think this case must have a conclusion. If they wanted to bury it, that could have been done a long time ago. We must also remember that the case was largely dormant for 4 years, in that 'no police force were actively investigating' - but that may have been part of the mccann spin. It may also have been a case of the authorities wishing it would go away.
That was never going to happen. The leading players love the cameras, and the cameras love them. In fact, if we look at them dispassionately, as the walking goldmines they are, or think they are, we may get to the bottom of it - but not in a good way. There are still millions to be earned from the Madeleine McCann name. The dwindling sales of the tabloids get a boost every time they get the name 'McCann' into a headline and it may be good for a few years yet. Our leaders may appear to have climbed out of the press barons' beds, but I somehow doubt they have given up the mutual back scratching.
Why was Richard Madley drooling over Kate? Is it because the McCanns and the Madeleys are awfully nice middle class people? Or could it be because like every journalist out there he would sell his grandmother and throw in a couple of kids, if he could get the breaking news exclusive.
Who knows how this case will end, but end it must. It may be that Scotland Yard, like the PJ before them, will have had to investigate every other avenue, before re-interviewing them, perhaps they got lawyers to insist on it. Whatever happens, when someone does stand in that witness box, the evidence must fit the story.
And for anyone who wonders why I doubt the McCanns - it was because they never looked.