Saturday, 30 September 2017
£154k FOR ONE SMALL CHILD, OR ONE LARGE CONSPIRACY?
GERRY, KATE AND TAPAS FRIENDS - NEVER INTERVIEWED BY SCOTLAND YARD
I am not sure who the source of this bombshell news is (yet), but it undermines any idea that the parents and the police are working together. The most important witnesses on the night Madeleine disappeared, are her parents and their friends. They hold far more information than Warners' employees and the random suspects who have been cited worldwide. Anyone of them could hold the key to what happened to Madeleine - experienced detectives can draw out details that a witness may not think important, but might solve the case.
Kate refused to answer questions from the Portuguese Police, on the instructions of her lawyer. At the time it is possible they did not know the police files would eventually be made public, because those '48' 'no comment' answers have plagued their claims of innocence ever since. Until now, we have been led to believe that the McCanns were co-operating with the British police at least, but the above negates that.
I would imagine ALL clammed up on the advice of their lawyers, and this is no doubt the reason this case has dragged on for so many years. Once a suspect says 'I want a lawyer' - that's it. The police then need to prove every element of their case, and quite often the case is simply shelved and left to go cold, as Madeleine's case was in 2008 when the Tapas friends refused to return to PDL for a reconstruction.
This case hasn't been left to go cold. Some, it would seem are determined to uncover the truth, and for those involved in Madeleine's disappearance, that determination must be chilling.
Apologies for going missing in action, but the last blog was going nowhere, as one astute poster pointed out (before I pulled the plug), it was being swamped with the same malicious and sordid allegations that are promoted on websites, such as the cesspit.
I have said, again and again, the case of missing Madeleine McCann does not need to be sexed up. And certainly not with the freaky imaginings of a fire and brimstone preacher in Essex. I am sick and tired of hearing about the Madeleine and the make up photographs - who the f**k thinks a 3 year old dressing up is sexual? And I hope those reading those words, had the same shiver down the spine as I had, typing them. And certainly not a group of highly ambitious and sociable doctors who were perfectly at ease handing their talkative toddlers over to nannies every day. And those insisting Madeleine died earlier in the week, might like to take a minute to think that through too.
Quite frankly, my patience has run out with the 'nonsense' theories, they are so stupid and perverted they offend me, and as a follow on from that, I am going to assume they offend many of my readers too. Bennett, Hall, HideHo and Hyatt (possibly Petermac too, can't be arsed to read him) have painted themselves into corners, and should be left there to rot. Their theories haven't panned out, in any way whatsoever, and never will. Please restrict them to the cesspit and weirdo corners, the sane and the logical have long since moved on. I'm looking for the truth and my time is too precious to waste on the braindead.(Ah, now I know why my students used to call me 'the Bitch').
So, let's get bang up to date. Operation Grange have been granted another £154,000 to continue their investigation until March 2018. Most of the backlash and outrage of course, is aimed at Gerry and Kate McCann, something SY must have been aware would happen, and something that negates any idea that the McCanns are being protected. As yet, I haven't seen any comment or statement from Gerry, Kate or their spokesman, but please correct me if I am wrong.
Team McCann, should of course be ecstatic, Operation Grange are not giving up on Madeleine, that should be cause for celebration and a prompt reunion of all the poster, t-shirt and mug makers, and of course all those missing children charities and organisations because they only have 6 months left. May I suggest a slogan 'Scotland Yard aren't giving up, neither should we'.
But I suppose on top of ALL the money that has been spent on the search for Madeleine, £154,000 is but a drop in the ocean and not worthy of comment or thanks. For the family of a genuinely missing and findable child however, I am sure they would be overcome with gratitude. Kate and Gerry cannot understand why people don't like them, if they are reading, it's stuff like this.
In this instance however, the McCanns are not to blame for all that extra funding. They weren't the ones asking for it. They seemed to have accepted that Operation Grange could go no further, and were preparing to re-start their own search. Were their voices part of the request to the Home Office?
I'm going to go with No. Because whatever is driving those officers of Operation Grange, it is not the heartfelt pleas of the parents, or even the public. The public overall, have moved on, very few remember, and fewer still, care. I don't think anyone, other than Gerry, Kate, Clarence and Pamela Gurney, believe Madeleine is still alive. For those who have moved on, it isn't really because they don't care, it's because there have been thousands of heart tugging human tragedies since. And News in general, has become far more sensational than anything Clarence could think up. Clarence is old school greaseball, he thinks a stern Aunty Beeb voice and a smart suit, gives him authority - such is life, he would now be crushed by a stampede of enthused fourth formers exiting a media class.
Those still arguing that Operation Grange is one big cover up, must now be covered entirely in egg or one large omelette. Seriously folks? All this for an inept burglar who didn't even grab the valuables? An uneducated misfit who has for the past 10 years dodged all those reward grabbers (at one time it was over a £1m), all those police, all those detectives? Or a gang (which of course multiplies the number of informers) of traffickers, paedophiles, all of whom have been free to carry on abducting kids undisturbed while two police forces read files?
If you have any understanding of this case whatsoever, the complexity of the investigation should not be a surprise. What might be a surprise, is the sheer determination of two police forces to solve it. That is, Scotland Yard here in the UK, and the PJ, who of course, have jurisdiction and the lead over the original crime. A good question might be, why would SY need another £154,000 to investigate a crime they can't prosecute? Why did Amber Rudd, like her predecessor, Theresa May, write a cheque that could implicate her in a crime?
I'm not quite sure who won the poll I put up asking if OG was a cover up. I think however, it should be perfectly clear by now that Operation Grange are not going to quit without a result. As much as I hate to say it, for both investigations, here and in Portugal, it may have become personal. Arguably, it did for Goncalo Amaral. For him, it has always been about the victim, and that is leitmotif for all those dogged real life detectives who pursue cold cases.
I have never believed that 33+ homicide officers and untold administrative staff, would collaborate to cover up the death of the child. The idea is absurd. People forget sometimes that police are HUMAN, susceptible to all the same emotions and prejudices as we are. It is not a coincidence, that the best writers of crime and thrillers, give their heroes 'human' flaws. The accusations thrown at Goncalo Amaral, of excessive drinking are not a symptom of callousness, they are symptoms of yet another dagger, tearing at the heart of an intrepid old thieftaker. He is hurt. And the hurt shows. That's endearing. Not many admire automatons. Even Superman is having to show a dark side.
But, let's get back to the latest news. There was an air of finality about this last extension, the previous ones always carried an option to ask for more funds, this one doesn't. That must send a chilling message to those responsible for Madeleine's disappearance, whether it be who we think it is, or someone entirely different.
It would be utterly humiliating now for both the UK and Portugal, to announce to the world that despite having spent millions of pounds and Euros for over a decade, neither police force has been able to achieve a result. I'll give the 'cover uppers' a few minutes here. There's a lot to take in.
Cover up, I think not. Now is the time for those interested parties (TM) to launch a new Campaign. And I'm talking about a reunion of those media whizzkids who made Madeleine's disappearance such a global phenomenon in the first place. They need slogans; Tapas 6, Tapas 9, Tapas 2? Maybe Tapas 130+, if we go by Sir Bernard HH's Freudian slip at the launch of Operation Grange. I suspect however, with Operation Grange, we may see a re-run of everything was tickedy boo with the PJ, until it wasn't.
But, time is running out. Whatever, they are going to chuck at Operation Grange and the PJ, they really need to begin now. Will they claim both investigations were unfairly influenced by Goncalo Amaral 'who had it in for them' from the start? Will they claim it is impossible for them to have a fair trial? Will they blame Leicestershire Police, how about CEOP, how about MI5 or MI6? Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, multiple New Labour MPs, who attached their names to the spectacular fund raising Gerry and Kate, and their bravery in demanding the shut down of Freedom of Speech? ID cards, stricter border controls, policing of the internet, compulsory DNA, you can almost hear the Blair Babes (male and female) shouting bravo, bravo, bravo. Let's ennoble the pair, dress them in ermine, and give Lorraine Kelly first option on Maid of the Toilet rights.
I will close here. The blog however, is now re-open. Not for those hung up on the 'paedo' angle or those who those who unleash their inner vitriolic personalities into my post box. No, I still don't believe in censorship, but I do have standards of morality and decency, that some of you will probably never understand. Not because I am religious or a pillar of the community, but because I always consider other peoples' feelings. HONESTY AND INTEGRITY.
There is no honesty and integrity in those who come here to use anonymity to be nasty. Your own cesspits and forums have dried up because no-one likes your nastiness, so you think you can crash mine, because I'm a namby pamby liberal who invites free thinking. Which of course I am, 99% of the time. In this instance however, the quality of my blog takes precedence over the garbage I am being sent. I have no problem with people putting forward opposing views, but at least do so with a bit of civility and good grace. I won't tolerate in your face ignorance in the real world, I certainly won't tolerate it here.