I am stating what I believe and always will. I think it is appalling that the McCanns use the UK's ridiculous libel laws to FORCE people to believe their cock and bull abduction story. I am not going to be FORCED to believe anything via libel laws, thumbscrews or whatever other device these delightful people come up with. I am a thinking adult and will not have my 'beliefs' altered by threats.
When the proverbial hits the fan, and it will, questions must also be asked as to how the libel laws of this land have been used to protect the guilty and persecute the innocent. What we have seen is an appalling misuse of power, and that power was handed to the McCanns on a plate via the millions that poured into their 'Find Madeleine' Fund.
The McCanns' Fund is NOT a Charity, it never has been, it is only for one child and one family. Far from the transparency promised, the filed accounts hide much and reveal very little, other than not much was spent on 'searching'.*
The million kerching hits a day Fund made the McCanns very popular indeed, the paparazzi could hardly get any good shots for all the well wishers pressing cash into their hands Feted by the great, the good and the upmarket spivs, the McCanns have been riding the crest of the power wave on a river of filthy lucre. And that power has enabled them to silence those questioning them and carry on with the fundraising.
I have stated what I believe on this blog, and so the libel threats begin. It seems under McCann Law, I am not allowed to hold these beliefs and if I don't change them they will forcibly take away everything I own including the small sirloin steak I'm having for my dinner tonight. Those not believing the McCanns must be made to live in misery and fear because the McCanns can afford to keep several teams of top of the range libel lawyers on 24/7 internet watch.
The Power (the Fund) and UK libel laws have enabled this debacle to continue for nearly 8 years, because no one, not even newspaper magnates or loud mouth politicians like George Galloway, dared to challenge them. They all backed off rather than face legal giants Carter Ruck or the wrath of the McCann Media Monitoring Team. That is the gang of online thugs who compiled the dossier that resulted in Brenda Leyland's death.
Well sod 'em. I kind of know how Joan of Arc felt whilst on the rack, doesn't matter how many times you turn the ratchet, I will not believe Kate and Gerry.
Ps. the delicious aromas wafting from my home later today, will be the steak, not burning martyr .
Pps. they ain't having me chips! :)
* http://www.mccannfiles.com/id232.html - Enid O'Dowd.