Before Bennett and Hall go rustling up another 20 hour sermon, lets get things into perspective. I do not dispute Clement Freud was a paedophile, in fact I would go so far as to say he was a 'classic' paedophile. That is, he abused children he had access to within his own home. That is what the majority of paedophiles do. They don't hide behind the bushes, in seedy bedsits or opulent mansions by the sea stealing the toddlers of holidaymakers who are reckless enough to go out and leave them on their own.
There is no evidence to suggest that Clement, or Cliff, or any of the wealthy inhabitants of the Algarve ran a 'Marc Dutroux' style paedophile ring. When an evil paedophile gang are active, children disappear or are found dead. As far as I am aware, there has never been any need for a state of emergency to be called in the PDL area. If there is a practicing paedophile gang in the Algarve, then the police forces in Portugal and the UK are being criminally negligent in 1. Not informing the public and 2. Taking all the time in the world to bring it to an end.
Let's keep it real. At the time of Madeleine's disappearance Clement Freud was 83 years old, he was in England and I think we all agree, he looked nothing like Smithman. And seriously, why would he burgle holiday apartments, or be part of gang who burgled holiday apartments? That's if they are sticking with the burglar story, but I sense a change of tack coming. Kate and Gerry don't care who is accused as long as its' not them. A paedophile gang suited them on the first night, and it will suit them now. And this is where the twain shall meet, the McCanns will be singing in harmony with the conspiraloons.
I haven't looked at CMoMM or indeed Textusa's, but suddenly all their suspicions of deviant sex, paedophile gangs and swinging parties are finding legs. Bennett is probably checking Freud's flights to and from the UK and making up reasons for any 'changes in plans' or 'sudden' departures. I expect they are in a frenzy of 'what ifs' and 'Oooh errs', as they join all the dots (via Anne Summers) and get lost again.
I'll leave them to it, lol. Of course, as a great friend of Gordon Brown's, Clement making contact with the McCanns should raise questions and eyebrows, but it isn't evidence of anything other than the bizarre and creepy way in which the establishment sucked up to Kate and Gerry and their
As with much Kate and Gerry do, I find their reaction to the Clement Freud news distasteful. The speed with which they were 'horrified' was undignified. Note the lack of comments from other notable figures - it's called class. Most people think closely and carefully, before publically turning on their friends. Especially when they only have a limited amount of information.
Still it amuses me to think of Clarence's predicament at this moment. How can he serve two Masters? The family of Clement Freud must be sickened by the wild accusations that are already emerging and sickened too, that the couple they had been so kind to have said nothing to stem the rumours. From a professional (and economic) perspective, he would do better to side with the Freuds (you would have to nuts to go up against them) than with the sinking Team McCann.
I guess what we are seeing is Karma in action. All those who rushed to befriend Kate and Gerry are tumbling at an alarming rate and if people like Gordon Brown's best mate are being exposed, there must be many among the living who are trembling.
*Clarence Mitchell, Vanity