1.Everyone shall possess the right to freely express and publicise his thoughts in words, images or by any other means, as well as the right to inform others, inform himself and be informed without hindrance or discrimination 2.Exercise of the said rights shall not be hindered or limited by any type or form of censorship Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, Article 37.º

Express group will pay a "very substantial" sum to the McCanns

'Leaving no paper unsued' a new slogan for the McCanns fund? A sad day for Journalism, free speech and for the British press. Remember this settlement does not mean the McCanns are innocent, the investigation continues and the McCanns are still 'arguidos'(suspects).

As a commenter posted "Who is going to pay for the printed defamatory allegations about the PJ in the British Press and Media? Or for the Portuguese men that appeared in the British press with pictures after the Clarence Mitchell spin of a new suspect? Who is going to pay for the racist comments done by Heffer, Parsons and Sky News?"

How much was donated by the Express Group to the Find Madeleine Fund (the
fund is a non charitable not-for-profit company run by some members of the McCann's family and friends among others)? The Express Group will be in the high court this morning to read out an apology in the presence of Clarence Mitchell followed by a statement/press conference, they are paying the McCann's 550K after an initial offer of 300K.

Again I ask, it strikes me that the British press in general, like the Daily Mail, the Sun or the Mirror, have been publishing identical stories, many fed by Clarence Mitchell, sometimes copied from the Portuguese Press , so why are the McCanns going after the Express group in particular?

Telegraph
: Papers apologise to Madeleine McCann parents

Two tabloid newspapers have published front-page apologies and paid "very substantial" damages over reports about the role of Kate and Gerry McCann in disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.

Under the headline "Kate and Gerry McCann: Sorry", the Daily Express and Daily Star admitted that they were wrong to imply that the couple caused Madeleine's death and then tried to cover it up.

The libel action relates to a series of more than 100 articles published by the Express and the Star and their two Sunday sister editions, all owned by Express Newspapers.

Damages understood to be in the range of six figures will be paid to the Find Madeleine fund. Sky News reported that the sum could be as high as £550,000.

As part of the terms of settlement, a solicitor for Express Newspapers today also read out an apology before a High Court judge.

Express Newspapers will also pay all legal costs.

"All the money is going to the fund, none of it is going to the family," said Sonia Beldom, a spokesman for the fund [and a PPD Learning coach/NLP Practitioner]. She declined to give details on how much the damages were worth.

Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for the McCanns', said: "An agreement has been reached with the Express Newspapers but I cannot go into detail before a hearing at the High Court."

In its apology today, the Daily Express - which sells around 700,000 copies a day in Britain - says it took the "unprecedented step" of making the apology on its front page.

"We do so because we accept that a number of articles in the newspaper have suggested that the couple caused the death of their missing daughter Madeleine and then covered it up," the newspaper adds.

"We acknowledge that there is no evidence whatsoever to support this theory and that Kate and Gerry are completely innocent of any involvement in their daughter's disappearance.

"We trust that the suspicion that has clouded their lives for many months will soon be lifted.

"As an expression of its regret, the Daily Express has now paid a very substantial sum into the Madeleine Fund and we promise to do all in our power to help efforts to find her.

"Kate and Gerry, we are truly sorry to have added to your distress.

"We assure you that we hope Madeleine will one day be found alive and well and will be restored to her loving family."

A similar statement appeared on the front page of the Daily Star, which has about 610,000 readers.

It said it was making a "wholehearted apology to Kate and Gerry McCann for stories suggesting the couple were responsible for, or may be responsible for, the death of their daughter Madeleine and for covering it up".

Further apologies are expected in the Sunday Express and Sunday Star at the weekend, which respectively sell around 630,000 copies and 300,000 copies in Britain.

A spokesman for the Daily Express said: "We have nothing to add to what will be said in court and in our titles."

Solicitors for the McCanns, of the London-based media law firm Carter-Ruck, said that some of the newspapers' articles were "grossly defamatory".

The McCanns are understood to be "pleased" that an agreement has been reached.

A friend of the couple said: "It will not bring Madeleine back but if the resolution of this case helps to find her then all well and good."

Roy Greenslade, professor of journalism at City University London, said the apology was unprecedented and that it was significant that the newspapers had settled out of court.

"It shows just how culpable they were that they didn't even try to fight the action in court," he told BBC radio.

Madeleine, who turned four shortly after she disappeared on May 3 last year, went missing from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, while her parents ate dinner at a nearby tapas bar with friends.

The McCanns remain official "arguidos", or suspects, in the Portuguese police investigation but have always protested their innocence.

No sign of Madeleine has been found yet and no charges have been brought against any suspect.


Amazing Climbdown By Newspapers: Media commentator Roy Greenslade spoke to Sky News's Mark Dixon about the prominence of the apologies to the McCanns in some of the national newspapers. This is what he had to say.



Express: KATE AND GERRY MCCANN: SORRY
Wednesday March 19,2008

The Daily Express today takes the unprecedented step of making a front-page apology to Kate and Gerry McCann.

We do so because we accept that a number of articles in the newspaper have suggested that the couple caused the death of their missing daughter Madeleine and then covered it up.

We acknowledge that there is no evidence whatsoever to support this theory and that Kate and Gerry are completely innocent of any involvement in their daughter's disappearance.

We trust that the suspicion that has clouded their lives for many months will soon be lifted.

As an expression of its regret, the Daily Express has now paid a very substantial sum into the Madeleine Fund and we promise to do all in our power to help efforts to find her.

Kate and Gerry, we are truly sorry to have added to your distress.

We assure you that we hope Madeleine will one day be found alive and well and will be restored to her loving family.

* Please note that, for legal reasons, we have disabled reader comments on this article


Daily Star: KATE & GERRY MCCANN: SORRY
19th March 2008

The Daily Star today makes a wholehearted apology to Kate and Gerry McCann for stories suggesting the couple were responsible for, or may be responsible for, the death of their daughter Madeleine and for covering it up.

We now recognise that such a suggestion is absolutely untrue and that Kate and Gerry are completely innocent of any involvement in their daughter's disappearance.

As an expression of our regret we have now made a substantial donation to the Madeleine Fund in the hope that it helps efforts to find her.

We sincerely apologise for any additional distress we have caused the family.

* Please note that, for legal reasons, we have disabled reader comments on this article

Sky: Tabloid Newspapers Apologise To McCanns

Two British national newspapers have published front page apologies to the parents of missing Madeleine McCann for suggesting they caused her death and then covered it up.
Wednesday's Daily Express

The Daily Express and Daily Star say there is no evidence to support this theory and that Kate and Gerry McCann are "completely innocent" of involvement in Madeleine's disappearance.

The Star says: "As an expression of our regret, we have now made a substantial donation to the Madeleine Fund in the hope that it helps efforts to find her.

"We sincerely apologise for any additional distress we may have caused the family."

Sky:McCanns To Get £550,000 Settlement

Updated:09:09, Wednesday March 19, 2008
Express Newspapers have agreed to pay £550,000 to the Find Madeleine Fund after being forced to apologise over more than 100 articles written about her parents.
Apology on front of Daily Express

Pr guru Max Clifford told Sky News Online the settlement "will send a warning bow across the whole of Fleet Street".

Sky sources say lawyers for the McCanns went through the entire output of The Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday and their associated websites.

Express Newspapers brought in outside lawyers to review their position. Their strong advice was to settle out of court, Sky sources say.

The McCanns are understood to have been asking for up to £4m. Express Newspapers offered in the region of £250,000 to cover the entire group.

The apology is understood to relate to articles published about Kate and Gerry in the four titles.

Today's Daily Express admits the paper published a number of articles that suggested "the couple caused the death of their missing daughter Madeleine and then covered it up".

"We acknowledge that there is no evidence whatsoever to support this theory and that Kate and Gerry are completely innocent of any involvement in their daughter's disappearance."

It adds: "Kate and Gerry, we are truly sorry to have added to your distress. We assure you that we hope Madeleine will one day be found alive and well and will be restored to her loving family."

Max Clifford told Sky News Online the McCann's complaint, allegedly relating to over 100 Express Group articles, "could have got any of the national newspapers".

"A few editors will be sitting there thinking: 'But for the grace of God...'"

Mr Clifford believed the lapse in reporting standards is a "sign of the times" and will damage relations with readers.

He said: "You had journalists in Portugal with nothing new to report, being asked 'what have you got?' and being told to file copy.

"All they had was rumours, so they printed rumours as facts, with nothing to substantiate them."

Madeleine, who turned four shortly after she disappeared, went missing from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3 last year while her parents ate dinner at a nearby tapas bar with friends.

Kate and Gerry remain official suspects in the Portuguese police investigation but strenuously protest their innocence.

BBC: Damages due over McCann stories

Four newspapers are to set to pay damages to the parents of Madeleine McCann, after settling a libel case, the BBC has learned.

The Daily and Sunday Express, along with the Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday are to pay a "substantial" sum and print front-page apologies.

Kate and Gerry McCann's lawyers said that some of the newspapers' articles were "grossly defamatory".

The couple say all the damages will be donated to the Find Madeleine fund.

The Daily Express is to carry a full front-page apology in Wednesday's paper, while the Star's apology will take over half its front-page.

The papers are expected to apologise for suggesting Kate and Gerry McCann were involved in their daughter's disappearance.

The action relates to more than a hundred stories across the four titles, including 42 printed in the Daily Express.

Under the terms of the settlement - at Kate and Gerry McCann's insistence - Express Newspapers' barrister will also read out an apology before a judge at the High Court on Wednesday.

The Express group has agreed to all the McCanns' requests. It is also paying all their costs.

The McCanns have promised that the damages will be paid into the "fighting fund" set up to pay for efforts to find their missing daughter.

'Trust and credibility'

Media commentator Roy Greenslade:said that for two national newspapers to carry front-page apologies at the same time was "unprecedented".

"I think this is an amazing stand-down, u-turn, by the Express newspapers," he said.

"I think when people realise that more than 100 stories have been complained about as being grossly defamatory, it will annihilate the Express' readers sense of trust and credibility in their newspaper."

Media lawyer Paul Gilbert from Finers Stephens Innocent said the courts encourage early settlement of defamation cases.

"Clearly the Express' lawyers felt this was a case they should settle without a high-profile trial - which it would be - and as a result have saved considerable costs," he said.

"It certainly is a warning sign to newspapers in the future, if they're going to speculate, they've got to be very careful about what they speculate about."

Why is Roy Greenslade rejoicing with the Express group humiliation?

Roy Greenslade: Express and Star apologies to McCanns bring all journalism into disrepute

In what amounts to an unprecedented climbdown, four newspapers from a single group - the Daily Express, Daily Star and their Sunday stablemates - are to publish front page apologies to the parents of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann. The Express and Star will each carry prominent versions of the apology in the morning.

The paper's lawyers will then attend the high court in London tomorrow to read out agreed apologies to Kate and Gerry McCann in front of Mr Justice Eady. The papers were sued for running more than 100 stories in total that the McCanns deemed to be grossly defamatory.

The Express group will also pay what are called "very substantial" damages to the McCanns, all of which will go to the Find Madeleine Fund.

The deal was worked out without any court hearing having taken place, and the fact that the papers capitulated without a fight suggests that their legal advisers told them they had no chance of winning if the case went to trial.

I know that The Sun famously carried two front page apologies in the 1980s - to the Queen for running her Christmas address ahead of time and to Elton John for libelling him - but four papers being compelled to carry the same apology has never happened before.

Five days ago, when it emerged that the group had removed all its McCann stories from its websites, I gave some examples of the tendentious, and often mendacious, material the Daily Express had been running. Over the weeks and months since May last year, when Madeleine vanished in Portugal, they added up to a substantial libel on the McCanns.

This was no journalistic accident, but a sustained campaign of vitriol against a grief-stricken family. The stories were not merely speculative, but laced with innuendo which continually made accusations against the McCanns on the basis of anonymous sources and without any hard evidence.

Wild claims, often made by unattributed sources to Portuguese newspapers, were then spun even more negatively by the Express and Star titles. Of course, they were not the only papers to carry prejudicial material, but they were by far the worst.

I am delighted that the papers, owned by the pornographer Richard Desmond, have been forced to humble themselves. I only wish the McCanns had acted even faster, but no blame should attach to them. Their major concern has, quite naturally, centred on their missing daughter.

But, taking into account that other papers have also carried inaccurate and inappropriate stories about the story, it is also a day in which many British journalists have cause to hang their heads in shame.

Did the Express titles go to such lengths, eschewing all ethical standards, purely to win sales? If they did, it didn't show up in their circulation figures because all four titles have lost sales over the past nine months. Or was it, as I suspect, less calculating, a case of casual cruelty rather than premeditated sales-building? It's hard to know which is worse.

So what should happen now? The resignation of four editors? I somehow doubt that they will go voluntarily and Desmond's track record suggests that he will not force them to go. Will the Press Complaints Commission do anything? I doubt it. No formal complaint was made. The McCanns chose the legal option. The PCC will hold its counsel (and, quite possibly, its nose).

Will more readers desert the Express titles? Hopefully. Will people think the less of all newspapers, and of us journalists. Probably. That's the real sadness. A rogue proprietor and his rogue editors have done further damage to the credibility of our trade.


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29 comments:

  1. just can't figure it out.

    WHY is the UK media seemingly subservient to the McCanns?

    WHY do they seem to repeat, without question, every bit of nonsense Mitchell gives them?

    WHY would a tabloid tell us Cooperman abducted Maddie?

    WHY would the Express bow down to threats by the McCanns?

    WHY has Sky News elevated the McCanns to royal status?

    WHY does the Guardian still tell us Madeleine was abducted?

    Have the media ever grovelled to child killer suspects before?

    I would like to know who the media are acting for?

    Themselves? The McCanns? The police? The government?

    There is no logical reason why it would be the McCanns.

    Could it be that the media have been asked by the police to oblige the McCanns?

    If the McCanns are found guilty, would the Express sue the McCanns for attempted extortion.

    If the McCanns are asking for money on the basis that some statements in the Express are false, and at least some of those statements are later proven true, there is another charge that can be made against the McCanns.

    If the McCanns/Tanners statements in the media help the police in their enquiries, because they are so full of holes, who are the media really sympathetic towards?

    Is every bit of Mitchell/McCann spin an exercise in evidence gathering for the police?

    Have the media been asked to give Mitchell enough rope to hang the McCanns?

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  2. "Estamos na Europa civilzada,
    só cá faltava uma Bretanha,
    uns gatos pingados opressores
    provenientes da Alemanha.

    Matam-se à toa os irlandeses
    Na ´Scócia impõem a lei
    E por entre copos de gin
    Diz a Queen : -Eu sou o Rei!"

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  3. Relativamente ao que já li por aí em alguns sites que nos alertam para o uso abusivo dos serviços de segurança britânicos para vigiar jornalistas e fóruns ou blogues de cibernautas que possam pôr em causa a imagem do casal ou do governo britânico devido a este caso, não só não surpreende como não constitui novidade, servindo simplesmente para adensar ainda mais as suspeitas sobre quem insiste na tese de rapto e culpa a polícia portuguesa procurando minimizar a opinião dos agentes e até contradizê-la apresentando todos os dias uma nova teoria sempre que a PJ é referida nos jornais como tendo acrescentado mais alguma coisa sobre o assunto.Isto já para não falar na birrinha que alguns fizeram por causa da cimeira de Africa.

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  4. O sr. Clarence disse, o sr. Clarence fez, o sr. Clarence aconteceu. Lá aceitar que a polícia portuguesa e a inglesa interrogue o casal é que o sr. Clarence não aceita, vá-se lá saber porquê, afinal nem mesmo em território inglês aceitam que sejam confrontados com as provas...

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  5. Não me espanta nada...
    Ainda menos se esta decisão tiver por trás alguma "recomendação" governamental britânica...
    Tudo tem sido feito, nos media, para absolver uma eventual culpa ou responsabilidade dos pais da menina no seu desaparecimento.
    Com a ajuda do poder britânico, inclusive.

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  6. A legal team should be assembled to sue the editors and producers of all the media sources that have slandered the Portuguese police and disparaged Portugal. Who is responsible for orchestrating these malicious attacks in the media on the Portuguese police and Portugal? Do you see the hypocrisy? Who is going to stand up for Amaral, who was labelled a lazy, incompetent drunk? Who is going to respond to those programs that suggested that the Portuguese police are trying to frame the couple to cover up for their own incompetence? Is no one taking the papers to task that reported that the forensic samples were contaminated with cigarette ash?

    These two have just killed two birds with one stone. If a lengthy trial does take place, they now have enough money to pay their lawyers and they are assured that they will receive no negative coverage. I just hope that the influence these people have does not reach into the judiciary system.

    Este casal foi a pior peste que apareceu em Portugal.

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  7. I have no time for the Mcanns. I feel that they have been treated fairly by the majority of the media, bearing in mind that the Mcanns have used it as much as it has used them. Its interesting that they cry foul when it is turned against them. The press treatment of Shannon's family was far worse.
    When the Mcanns employed PR, I started to question their motives. Not that they are implicated in their child's disappearance (though their absence on the night in question does them no favours in terms of parenting), but their middle class response to the incident is crass. Hey we're doctors...and above reproach!
    Odious. They deserve criticism.

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  8. I don't believe a word Clarence says!

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  9. Much of the negative information which has been written in papers and posted on forums about the initial investigation has been from members of the family who were in England at the time, from detectives who were paid by various media organisations to go out after the events and from reporters who were not actually present.

    Every statement at the beginning was accepted as gospel, no intelligent questions were asked of the McCanns, they were able to control the interviews, requesting prior knowledge of the questions and deleting anything they did not want to talk about!!! I have never seen anything like this before in a disappearance of a child. It took a German Reporter to ask the question that a lot of people were asking (but not the British journalists)!! It took Martin Brunt seven months to walk from the Tapas Bar to the holiday Apartment in PDL and actually made any kind of critical comment about the stories we have been told by Kate and Gerry!!!

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  10. "A SOURCE SAID" was always the McCanns family, Clarence Mitchell or a badly translated copied article from the Portuguese Newspapers. Who is going to pay for the printed defamatory allegations about the PJ in the British Press and Media? Or for the Portuguese men that appeared in the British press with pictures after the Clarence Mitchell spin of a new suspect? Who is going to pay for the racist comments done by Heffer, Parsons and Sky News?

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  11. Maybe now the papers will reveal the various sources "close to the McCanns" who have repeatedly pointed the finger at Murat!

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  12. They said it wasn’t for the money. All they were interested in was an apology.

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  13. Two British newspapers agree damages with McCanns: family

    3 hours ago

    LONDON (AFP) — Two newspapers have agreed to pay damages to the parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann and print front-page apologies as part of a settlement after complaints were made over their coverage, a spokeswoman for the family told AFP Tuesday.

    The Daily Express and Daily Star will publish the apologies in their Wednesday editions for suggesting that Kate and Gerry McCann were involved in their daughter's disappearance.

    "It will be in the front page of the Star and Express newspapers," Sonia Beldom, a spokeswoman for the Find Madeleine Fund, confirmed.

    "It's an apology, and it will be appearing first thing in the morning."

    She added that all the damages paid would be donated to the fund, which was set up in the wake of Madeleine's disappearance from a Portuguese resort while the family was on holiday there in May last year.

    Beldom noted that there would also be a press conference on Wednesday morning.

    The complaints made by the McCann family were in relation to over 100 articles published in the past year by Express Newspapers titles -- the Daily Express, Daily Star and their two respective Sunday sister editions.

    According to the BBC, as part of the terms of the settlement, a lawyer for Express Newspapers will also read out an apology before a High Court judge on Wednesday, though Beldom could not confirm those details.

    Madeleine's disappearance, shortly before her fourth birthday, triggered a worldwide publicity campaign by her parents -- who were classified as formal suspects by the Portuguese police in September.

    Another Briton, 35-year-old Robert Murat, was also placed under investigation by police in May.

    But no sign of Madeleine has been found as yet and no charges have been made against any suspect.

    A spokesman for Kate and Gerry McCann said last month that they hoped to be dropped as formal suspects soon, after a Portuguese minister said the inquiry was almost over.
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gBvR9olfhgGOZ0bobFz4FyqgYzlQ

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  14. The Fund Madeleine has been used so far to repay two monthly instalments of the loan that McCann had contracted for the purchase of their home, to pay for a poster campaign practically invisible in Spain and Portugal, as well as Monthly payments for the detective agency Método 3.

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  15. E a nós (Pobres. Porcos e Comedores de Sardinhas) quem e quando nos pedem desculpas???

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  16. What about all those who were framed by team McCann, like those 2 guys from Algarve who had their faces publicized in the world's media, pictures taken by British reporters? Or Murat who was a scapegoat and framed by the tapas7, Lori Campbell and Ian Woods? What about all the defamation done to the PJ done by Tony Parsons, Heffner, Knapman, Merchan and the general UK media? No apology was ever printed to our ambassador in London, just a rectification of the article in the mirror. What about Método 3 and Clarence Mitchell illegally corrupting the course of Justice? Who is going to pay for that? And for the child neglect?

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  17. The Express cannot make that statement without full access to the PJ files.

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  18. Britain has become a corrupt, gutless country.
    And of course the justice system, plays the McCann game.
    They got 1.1 million. Not bad for doing nothing.
    "The Daily Express and Daily Star say there is no evidence to support this theory and that Kate and Gerry McCann are "completely innocent" of involvement in Madeleine's disappearance."
    Now how does the Express know that they are innocent?
    Lies, lies and more lies.
    I feel sorry for the English people.

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  19. What about Robert Murat?
    Isn't the Express going to pay him too? They have ruined the man's life.
    What about Shannon's mum? Is there a laywer to take up her case?

    I would like to know how much the McCann lawyers made? There is talk of 1.1 million for the McCanns.
    Their lawyer firm works with percentages. So the whole 1.1 million isn't going to the McCanns.

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  20. The UK is fast becoming the most corrupt state in the EU.
    A child's disappearance is of no importance to the UK authorities.
    The McCann's left England with three children and they went back with two.
    By their own admission, they had left three children alone while they were drinking heavily, not in their own backyard, but quite a long way from their apartment.
    They said they had left their door unlocked while they claimed that the "abductor" broke the shutter.
    The whole world saw that the shutter had not been broken.
    They have profited from their child's misfortune like no other family of a missing child.
    The Daily Express group will appear before a UK Judge to read their apology.
    If anyone can pinpoint to me the evidence of any kind of abduction,
    I will apologise to the McCann's too.
    Poor Madeleine...

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  21. 08:58

    1.1 million, is $?
    The GBP same amount is 550.

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  22. How can a paper print that they are completely sure of the innocence when the investigation is ongoing, and they are still suspects due to be questioned again???

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  23. Latest News: The U.K press is going to canonize the McCanns.

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  24. 08:58
    @ anonymous

    You are right. Indeed the "www.Carter-Ruck.com", works solely on commission.
    The McCan's are supposed to get £ 550.
    How much of that will go to the above mentioned lawyers?
    Was there an additional deal made with the Express group to pay the lawyers?

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  25. 'There was a scheduled board meeting of Madeleine's Fund today. We have reached a new longer- term phase in the search for Madeleine and we have reviewed how effective our Fund has been in pursuing its objectives. We agreed to continue our funding of the investigation to find Madeleine and we have decided to look at further media opportunities to support our search. To that end, we have invited two new directors to replace the two who stepped down, for business and personal reasons, We, together with Kate and Gerry McCann, extend our thanks to Esther and Phillip for their hard work and continuing support. We welcome Edward Smethurst and Jon Corner to the board to lend their expertise in commercial law and media.'

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  26. The McCanns DID neglect their child, its a fact!

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  27. 10:27
    @ anonymous

    The McCann's did not simply
    "neglet their child".
    They neglected their three children, they left a minor in charge of two other minors and they are criminal suspects in Madeleine's disappearance.

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  28. Nojo! Nojo! Imenso nojo e vontade de v.......!

    "Pessoas",não!Não o são.Além de tudo o que já sabemos do mau carácter da corte( ou côrte) eles estão a dar lições e "boas" ideias como b.....,aos que gostam mais de fazer dinheiro de pressa.
    Nunca deveriam ter nascido!Para isto?Francamente.

    Impossível todos eles- todos,sejam os que forem e quem forem :
    não podem ficar impunes.
    Que se faça justiça.

    REVOLTANTE!

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  29. Para não v......digo-vos que a 1ª pág. do Daily Express está "um must"!Está bem apanhado.Está muito bem visto. Bofetada sem luva para os 3 com mau feitio.
    Na capa os três ávidos AMANTES de ££££££££££££££££££!



    SHU

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