Whenever these childless couples theories appear, you cannot help wonder why said abducting childless couple would ignore the two sleeping babies (choice of boy and girl) who shared the same room as Madeleine? Why squeeze past the two cots to steal a child who was almost 4?
I sometimes wonder if these theories come from Mr. Ludicrous himself, they become more and more ridiculous as the months/years go by. No wonder the McCanns have made appeals to the public for convincing abduction stories - 'what do YOU think happened' the pro's challenge, 'and give a step by step account of exactly how they did it'. The Ideas Department is open for business.
The McCanns are in the unhappy position of having to create and distribute abduction stories on an almost weekly basis. For all the negative publicity that emits from Scotland Yard, they must have a story ready for the Sundays to counteract it. Stories full of hope - especially now we are hitting the Season of Giving. The coffers are low. Madeleine is alive and being cared for as a Princess in a castle in Sao Paolo, give generously and WE, her parents, will get her home. Please
Of course they have stopped with the 'sightings', they weren't sustainable after Scotland Yard were on the case. Once all those helpful people sending in photographs and 'might have been Maddie' stories, realised they were liable to have them checked out officially and charges of perverting the course of justice might follow, they dried up.
We are told the Portuguese police believe Madeleine was taken by a Brazilian couple and Scotland Yard believe she was killed in the apartment by bungling burglars who fled with her body, and somehow managed to bury her in the vicinity immediately after the alarm was raised. These inept burglars, came away from the apartment without so much as a wallet or a TV (though they did manage to clean up) have kept their dark secret for 7+ years, despite over £2m being offered as a reward? Err, Ok, the public will buy that.
You can see why the McCanns are having problems with their spin. Absolutely none of it stands up to scrutiny. For example, at some point the theories of the PJ and SY will have to tally - only the Portuguese have the power to prosecute anyone for this crime - so at the moment, we are left with a Brazilian couple who desire a child ignoring the two sleeping babies and clashing with a gang of bungling burglars in Apartment 5A during one of the half hour checks.
Neither gang came away with what they wanted, but they did manage to run around with a mop.
Before anyone pounces on me for being disrespectful, I do not create these stories they emanate from Team McCann and are showcased by the British press. The UK media work on the assumption that the public will accept as gospel, everything they tell us. Unfortunately for 'the establishment' the internet has thrown open the doors to information our forbears could only dream about and they have lost control of the news.
The case of missing Madeleine McCann has revealed to lots of ordinary people the extent to which their trusty daily newspapers have been lying to them. The truth about Madeleine's disappearance is a only a click away, and more and more people can see that what the UK media are telling us about what happened in Portugal, bears no resemblance to the truth. The world is now a global village, and news isn't restricted by borders. What happens in Portugal doesn't stay in Portugal. What the British newspapers have been telling us since the McCanns started to wield their Carter Ruck sword (with public money) bore no resemblance to the investigation as it was being reported in Portugal, and contrary to what the Establishment might believe, the British public are not stupid.
For whatever reason the British Establishment and the British media chose to believe the word of two neglectful parents over that of the Portuguese police, a stance that was doomed to end in tears, a lot of red faces and Lord knows how many millions. 7+ years on where are we? A childless Brazilian couple and a gang of inept burglars. Hands up those still convinced this was an abduction?