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Maddie case: Guilty - Focus

Maddie McCann case: International poll by Focus

61% say that they are guilty

an article by: João Vasco Almeida

The first international poll about the Maddie case, done by Focus, reveals that both Portuguese and British are certain that Kate and Gerry McCann are guilty over their daughter’s disappearance. Concerning the little girl’s destiny, the numbers are even colder: She is dead.

The number is crushing: more than two thirds of the British and the Portuguese population blame the McCann couple for the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine, aged three, on the 3rd of May 2008 [sic], from an apartment in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve. An opinion poll that was commended to Euroexpansão by Portuguese Focus, and carried out in Portugal, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland leaves no margin for doubts. Despite the behavioural and cultural differences, the majority of populations replies affirmatively to two of the most direct questions of this inedited poll.

Nevertheless, when the numbers are evaluated according to nationalities, it becomes clear that in Portugal the blame that is popularly attributed to the McCanns rises to 77.5 percent. This means that only 22% of the population still believes that the Scottish couple has no responsibility in the disappearance of their eldest daughter.

The British, on the other hand, are divided, although the majority agrees with the Portuguese. The majority, 44.6 percent, states without a doubt that doctors Kate and Gerry are guilty over the disappearance of little Maddie.

The first question of the poll is unequivocal. In both countries, all the persons say that they know what happened on the 3rd of May. This means that it is not necessary to explain the McCann couple’s drama to anyone. Everyone, really everyone knows.

What divides the Portuguese and the British is the belief in Maddie’s destiny. While in Portugal it is believed that the child is dead, far away there is a hope that she is well. The abduction theory collects the sympathy of 72.9 percent of the British, against only 11 percent that sustain the death theory. But it is significant that 15 percent of the British wish to reply “I don’t know” to the question concerning the cause of the disappearance.

Q1. Did you hear about the disappearance of an English child, on holidays in the Algarve, during the summer of 2007?

Portugal
Yes: 100%

United Kingdom
Yes: 100%

Yes: 100%*
Everyone knows


The disappearance of Madeleine McCann is the most covered event by the entire media in 2007 and 2008. There is no disaster, no attack or political subject that surpasses the media treatment that was given to the case of the little British girl in the media. As an example, there are one and a half million internet pages that are dedicated to the disappearance of the little British child. Sky News, an English television station, broadcast more than one thousand hours, dedicated to the case. In the four Portuguese channels, the number attains almost three thousand hours, with news, debates and special programmes. All the national newspapers, both in Portugal and in the UK, placed the case on their front cover hundreds of times. During the first few days, no element of the media in the whole world ignored the case, with news being published from Germany to Zimbabwe. It is even more interesting to know that for the same news item, like the possible sighting of the girl in Amsterdam, there are 1553 different texts in English, ranging from the BBC to the Public Australian Radio.

More than news, there are already four books about the Madeleine case, three essays and one work of fiction, which together sold, and only in Portugal, almost 200 thousand copies. The champion of sales is the book by Gonçalo Amaral, the policeman who coordinated the investigation of the case during the first few months and who is now retired from the Polícia Judiciária. Due to him, editor Guerra e Paz has already sold more than 140 thousand books and prepares editions in Spain and in the United Kingdom.

No: 0%*
News became a soap opera


Several voices were raised against the apparatus that surrounded the case’s coverage. If Kelvin MacKenzie, an editor with ‘The Sun’, classified the news piece as the story of a lifetime, others underlined the danger of turning Maddie’s disappearance into a pure soap opera. Clarence Mitchell, a former BBC correspondent and presently the McCann couple’s spokesman, has issued hard criticism against the media coverage, classifying it as “soft” and unprofessional.

Q2. Do you consider Maddie’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, guilty over their daughter’s disappearance?

Portugal
Yes: 77.5%
No: 22.3%
Don’t know/No reply: 0.2%

United Kingdom
Yes: 44.6%
No: 38.4%
Don’t know/No reply: 17%

Yes: 61%*
McCanns guilty


The fact that they left three children alone in an apartment in a foreign location leads to most replies to this question being affirmative. Here, what is asked is whether or not Madeleine’s parents could have avoided the disappearance, if they were in their children’s company. Much was speculated about the possibility of the couple being accused of neglecting the children’s guard, while they were still in Portugal. Gonçalo Amaral, the man who conducted the case investigation during the first few months, sustains in a statement to Focus that there is an indicium that the parents did not take care of their three children. “But the Public Ministry did not consider the possibility of accusing them over that issue”, the inspector says.

The law foresees that the couple can still be held responsible over abandonment or mistreatment, according to article 152, number 1, item a) of the Penal Code of 95, and presently according to article 152-A, item a) of the Penal Code in the redaction that was introduced by Law nr. 59/2007, of 04/09. But for that to be true, facts that are not sufficiently sustained by indicia or evidence would have to be proved, according to the Public Ministry. So it is common sense that prevails over this answer, given the fact that for the Latin culture, leaving children alone at home is something that completely contradicts a costume of permanent surveillance over children. The British accept this type of behaviour more easily, and give their children more freedom, leading to the McCanns’ behaviour being less penalized in the British poll.

No: 30%*
They are not guilty


If it is true that little Maddie disappeared from the room where she was sleeping with her siblings and without the supervision of an adult, it is also true, if the testimonies from the couple, from their friends and even from the employees of the Tapas Bar, the restaurant where they had dinner, are to be believed, that a system had been set into place that ensured checking on the children every ten minutes. Kate, Gerry and Matt were only some of the adults that went to the apartment on the night that the little girl disappeared, to verify that everything was quiet.

Q3. Do you think that Maddie was abducted?

Portugal
Yes: 25.3%
No: 74.4%
Don’t know/No reply: 0.3%

United Kingdom
Yes: 72.9%
No: 11.3%
Don’t know/No reply: 15.8%

Yes: 49%*
She was abducted

The British continue to believe that Maddie was abducted and is missing. The Portuguese, on the other hand, believe that the little girl is dead. The abduction theory is sustained on several testimonies, like that from the couple’s friend, Jane Taylor [sic], who asserts that she saw a man on the street that led to the McCanns’ apartment, only a few minutes after the consensual hour at which Maddie supposedly disappeared. There is also the issue of the window to the three siblings’ bedroom. It was supposedly closed until Kate made her last visit to the bedroom – when the mother noticed her daughter’s disappearance. Another important testimony in the process comes from an Irish couple that asserts they saw, on the same night, a man carrying a child on the same street where the McCanns’ apartment is located. But this couple, apart from assuring “to 80 percent” that the man was Gerry McCann carrying a child, also places his march in the contrary direction of Jane Taylor’s [sic]. Summarizing: There are two more or less credible, but contradictory statements about a man carrying a child in his arms on the night of the 3rd of May, in Praia da Luz. Apart from this point, the Polícia Judiciária and the media received hundreds of testimonies about sightings of Madeleine at various points of the planet. More: Scotland Yard, the British investigation police, even sent information to Portugal about the possibility of Maddie being involved in an abduction by a Belgian paedophile network.

No: 43%*
She was not abducted


The dogs that specialize in finding cadaver and blood odour found both in the McCanns’ holiday apartment and a vehicle that was rented by them, two weeks after their daughter’s disappearance. The collected blood, according to analyses that were carried out both in England and in Portugal, belongs to one of the McCanns’ children, although only 14 out of 19 alleles are detected. But it is also certain that it does not belong to any of the younger twin siblings. Therefore, those who sustain the death theory, defend that if it belongs to one of the children, but not to the twins, and if the couple has no other children, then the blood belongs to Madeleine. There is also the cadaver odour and the fluids that were found in a rental car, which supposedly belong to Maddie. If DNA that could belong to the little girl is present in a car that was rented days after her disappearance, there are indicia that she may have been transported inside it. But once more, the scientific police was not able to obtain evidence.

Q4. Do you think the child is alive or dead?

Portugal
Alive: 12.2%
Dead: 77.0%
Don’t know/No reply: 10.8%

United Kingdom
Alive: 36.7%
Dead: 47.1%
Don’t know/No reply: 16.2%

Yes: 24.5%*
She is alive


Those who believe that Madeleine is still alive are a small minority, both in Portugal and in England. The police knows that, even if the little girl was abducted, the possibilities of remaining alive one and a half year after her disappearance are few. Kate McCann said, weeks ago, in despair: “I’d rather know that she is dead than to remain in this uncertainty”, the mother said. The cases where a missing person that attained such a high media exposure remains alive are rare. The case of Mariluz, the Spanish girl that disappeared after Maddie, ended badly because her abductor killed her in fear of the media pressure. The cases of missing children have rare happy endings, but it is still possible that Maddie was delivered to a paedophile network for sexual slavery – and due to the fact that she is blond with greenish eyes, she has a higher “market value” – or even that Maddie was kidnapped and kept as a hostage to this day. The best known case of a hostage that survived captivity is that of Natalia Kampush, the young Austrian who was kept imprisoned in a basement for 14 years.

No: 62%*
She is dead


Dead: Out of the three main theories that were joined in the investigation – abduction, homicide and voluntary disappearance – none leaves major opportunities for Madeleine McCann to remain alive. The first one, which is explained above in greater detail, leads to any abductor, due to the girl’s media expression, wanting to get rid of the most searched child in the world. The homicide theory contains the solution in itself: If Maddie was killed inside the apartment in Praia da Luz, there is no hope that she could resist. The third hypothesis, that the girl could have left the house on her own and fell off a ravine, into a hole or into the sea, leads to the belief that, one and a half year later, there is no possibility that the human body could survive such an ordeal. In one word, Maddie is dead.

Q5. In your opinion, even if they were not directly involved in their daughter’s death, do you think that Kate and Gerry are responsible for her death, or not?

Portugal
Yes: 89.6%
No: 6.6%
Don’t know/No reply: 3.8%

United Kingdom
Yes: 54.9%
No: 34.3%
Don’t know/No reply: 10.7%

Yes: 72%*
They are responsible


Here, the opinion is the same in both countries. Above all, there is an important piece of data: This question was only answered by those who previously considered that Maddie is dead. Gerry and Kate McCann are held responsible over their daughter’s death even if they had nothing to do with that possible homicide. During the first few months, analysts like Francisco Moita Flores or Barra da Costa underlined the “cold” behaviour of the parents, mainly of the little girl’s mother. Gonçalo Amaral, on the other hand, pointed at the “atypical” behaviour of the couple. The PJ inspector says that the mother, after noticing her daughter’s disappearance, abandoned the twins in the bedroom and ran to the restaurant where her husband was. If Maddie had disappeared, Gonçalo Amaral questions, wouldn’t it be logical to at least protect the twins, phoning her husband and, above all, not leaving them alone?

There is more. The police was only called almost 40 minutes after the little girl’s disappearance. If the phone call had been made earlier, the cited former policemen say, the case might have taken another direction. Another aspect of the guilt that is pointed at the McCanns is the “contamination” of the crime scene: the apartment where they spent their holidays. At the moment when they noticed Maddie’s absence, all the friends went to the location, mixing fingerprints, footprints and DNA traces with those of the possible abductor. This means: Apart from leaving the child to death, the parents did not defend the crime scene, both Portuguese and British believe.

No: 20.5%*
They are not responsible


Contradicting the numbers, there is the simple fact that the disappearance of a child is something unusual and to which no father or mother is certainly prepared. It has been widely speculated that if Madeleine’s parents were Portuguese, today they would be imprisoned over their behaviour. But there are some who believe that despite thinking that the child is dead, the parents are not responsible for the case. Namely: At the moment when the mother noticed the disappearance, she ran towards the restaurant, located only 50 metres as the crow flies, from the apartment, to call her husband in a moment of despair. All the testimonies coincide on the fact that Kate was very upset when she reached the restaurant. The friends immediately got up to attend to the situation and it is more than natural that they searched for the little girl, inside the apartment and in its surroundings, shouting out her name and even walking the streets, looking for her. The hard number of minutes that ranges from the discovery of the disappearance until the GNR was called may also be explained by the fact that the McCanns asked their friends to call the police from the resort’s reception. Furthermore, the process that Focus was given access to reports that the receptionist first notified the resort’s management before she dialed 112. The result: While the friends helped the couple to search for their daughter, the resort delayed calling the authorities.

Q6. In your opinion, is the McCann couple hiding something?

Portugal
Yes: 78.3%
No: 9.7%
Don’t know/No reply: 12.2%

United Kingdom
Yes: 26.1%
No: 61.6%
Don’t know/No reply: 12.3%

Yes: 52%*
They are hiding

The biggest doubt concerning the participation of the parents in the solution of the case resides in the 48 questions that Kate McCann, after being made an arguida in her daughter’s disappearance, refused to answer. Therefore, the Portuguese majority says that the McCanns are hiding something. These replies do not allow concluding that the McCanns are hiding something that could lead to the discovery of truth about the case. Merely that the perception of the public is that the parents’ behaviour is suspicious and that their media exposure, repeating the same message, asking everyone to do everything to find their daughter, while at the same time refusing to cooperate with the police, leaves the impression that they are withholding information. Kate McCann entered the Judiciária in Portimão as a witness, and after hours of questioning, the authorities decided to make her an arguida. At that point in time, being officially a suspect over the disappearance, Kate defended herself as the law permits. Another doubt that is left to those who answered ‘yes’ is the refusal to return to Portugal for a reconstitution of the evening of the crime, and the leaving of the Algarve on the morning after the couple was constituted arguidos, in a trip that contradicted what the couple had always stated: “We will never leave Portugal until we find our little girl”.

No: 36%*
They don’t hide anything

Contrary to the Portuguese, the British do not believe that the McCann couple is hiding anything. The British press, which has always questioned the Portuguese police’s methods, was quick to point out the failures of the investigation. More than the McCanns hiding something, what the British public opinion seems to believe in is that the right questions weren’t asked. Therefore, when the McCanns are made arguidos, it is better for them to return home with their children, than to stay in Portugal, risking ending up in prison. It is also conceded that the presence of Clarence Mitchell, a former BBC journalist and then an aide to the British prime minister, as the McCanns’ spokesman, contributed to raise their prestige with the population.

Q7. Do you think that Madeleine’s parents should be penalized or not?

Portugal
Yes: 70.4%
No: 16.6%
Don’t know/No reply: 13.0%

United Kingdom
Yes: 28.6%
No: 65.4%
Don’t know/No reply: 6.0%

Yes: 50%*
Penalized

Once again, the public opinion in both countries is divided. In Portugal, the clear notion is that the couple of doctors should be held responsible and penalized over losing a daughter. Maybe that was why the couple, understanding how important it would be to have a good defense in the Country, hired one of the most renowned lawyers, Rogério Alves, a former head of the Portuguese Bar. The punishment that is expressed in this reply does not specify a form, therefore the only thing that can be concluded is that the Portuguese would at least like to see the McCanns punished over the lack of attention that they gave their children. The law, as previously seen, both in Portugal and in England, foresees that leaving minor children unaccompanied may be a crime, although with very different penalties under both jurisdictions. But the McCann couple continues to fight for their image to pass in a clean manner to the public opinion. For once, the parents of an abducted child have also the onus of proving that they are not guilty over the disappearance, although no evidence was found and validated against them.

No: 41%*
Not penalized


The British public opinion considers that Maddie’s parents should not pay for what happened. Far from the Latin behaviour of keeping one eye on the beach and the other eye on the child, the British generally accept easily that small children stay home asleep while they leave for moments. In the United Kingdom it is also common to educate the children under less pressure, allowing for individuals to become responsible earlier and less, in a popular language, “mother’s children”. Those who believe that the McCanns should not pay for what happened still believes that the couple is far from being guilty in the case, and even, according to the British press, that they were mistreated in Portugal. An article from prestigious ‘The Times’ should be referred, in which the newspaper stated that the couple has been ignored by the police and that they don’t get replies whenever they ask them from the Portuguese authorities.

* Indicative values of the average of replies, when summing the partials of both countries and dividing by two: POR + UK / 2 = Result.

Next: The future of the case

Amid fraudulent detectives, bombshell books being edited in London and new reports, the drama is far from over

Over the last few weeks, the Madeleine case has seen new developments, although they are not as publicized as before. The case tires some of the public that wants to rest during the summer. But the truth is that during the summer, editors Guerra&Paz managed to sell the rights to Gonçalo Amaral’s book, ‘The Truth of the Lie’, into Spain, and is close to sealing a deal for the United Kingdom. But this was not the only novelty. A group of private detectives that was working on the case, desisted, cashing in on almost 600 thousand euros without yielding any result from their work. Oakley International left without results.

The money came from the fund for the search of Maddie, which is increasingly slimmer. The case of the detectives that abandon the investigation is a film that the McCanns had already seen before, when the Spanish detectives from Metodo3 also kept their money and failed to produce any results.

Meanwhile, Focus knows that during the first weeks of September, the couple’s Portuguese lawyers are going to make a statement concerning the book by former inspector Gonçalo Amaral and announce which are the next steps that are to be made. On the other hand, Gonçalo Amaral is also waiting for September in order to decide whether he advances a process against the McCanns’ spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, or writes a new book.

Meanwhile, Focus was also able to establish that there are reports about the case, written by criminal scientists, that may shed a new light on the case, namely concerning the certification of the DNA that was found in the apartment where the McCanns spent their holidays in Portugal. Meanwhile, the case remains archived. When the judicial holidays are over, and if none of the parties requests the opening of the instruction phase, the reopening of the inquiry or of the process until then, the McCanns will definitely lose their arguido status. This is due to the fact that the Portuguese law foresees that, after the archiving, one of the interested persons may request the reopening of the process or the passing into the instruction phase, and in that case the former arguidos would recover their status. But it is unlikely that this will happen.

Thus the coming weeks will certainly bring news to the most media exposed disappearance of a child in the world, which took place on the 3rd of May 2007, in the Algarve, Portugal. Madeleine McCann, aged three. From that day onwards, with one single known destiny: missing.

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Technical data: Euroexpansão/Impala/Focus poll
The analyzed universes are constituted by: Continental Portuguese population, from both sexes, of ages comprised between 18 and 64, residing in housing with a fixed network telephone; English population, from both sexes, of ages comprised between 18 and 64, residing in housing with a fixed network telephone. In both countries, the technique of telephone interview was used (CATI) with a structured questionnaire. The same questionnaire was used in both countries. 1221 interviews were carried out; 609 in Portugal and 612 in the United Kingdom. The interviews were distributed by sex and age in a proportional manner towards the universe. The collection of information on national territory was carried out between the 14th and the 17th of August 2008, having been secured by 22 interviewers that were selected and trained by Euroexpansão. In the United Kingdom, the collection was carried out between the 20th and the 22nd of August 2008, with the cooperation of nine interviewers. The collection of information was controlled in two forms: direct control – accompaniment of the execution of the interviews; Telephonic supervision – new contact with the interviewees, in order to confer the execution of the interviews and the conditions under which it was performed.


source: Focus 464/2008, September 3, 2008 (paper edition)

17 comments:

  1. As Gerry McCann will certainly say after reading this: "Now, it's clear to ALL that no harm has come to whatshername."

    Joana, thank you keeping this issue alive, although, in my opinion, is what is keeping the McCann's noses just above the water line. I do believe that the next British elections will bring significant turmoil to all of this.

    Textusa

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  2. It is absurd that so many people still believe in abduction in the UK. They are very badly informed.

    This all comes from the pressure the Mccanns make on the media.How I pray Amaral's book will be published in the UK.

    I remain shocked with the UK.
    Lack of freedom of speech for the media, who could expect that?
    How can they expect us to believe in news about Irak and Afghanistan?

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  3. Gordon Brown and his palace guard
    are a body concealer and if you vote for his party you'll get Madeleines blood in your hands.

    It is your choise!
    Good luck!


    Maria

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  4. Mariluz was NOT abducted because the abductor fearing media pressure, she was killed the same day of her disappearance and before the alarm was raised!!

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  5. God, this is devestaing, I had no idea so many Bits thought Madeleine had been the victim of abduction...This is only going to encourage that pair of murdering bastards to continue their bullshit and it will no doubt boulster them up even more.
    Somehow the truth needs to get to a bigger audience than it has, uuless you read sites like this the truth is not available because the media for whatever reason do not print negative stuff about the McCanns.
    People believe they are to blame thoug qhich I suppose is one thing.
    Their kids will in the very least be the children of the pair of shits who neglected and abandoned their daughter who was as a result targeted by paedophiles, perhaps in one way tyhat is worse for them because people believe whatever Madeleine suffered she suffered as a direct consequence of their neglect and abandonment.

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  6. R.I.P. our dear Maddie! If You can do it!

    Joana,um sempre obrigado,por todas as notícias que aqui coloca.

    Maria,do Brasil: obrigada,também.


    Mas as mentes das pessoas são manipuláveis e a memória é curta.
    Na altura das eleições e das "promessas" vão esquecer-se do caso Maddie.Seja o G.B. ou o T.B.

    Custa-me sempre e tanto relembrar tudo isto.
    Sendo pior, a morte de uma criança;a negligência continuada.

    Descaramento é uma palavra muito leve para socio e psicopatas.Tudo tão bem premeditado.A conspurcação total.O desprezo ignóbil.

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  8. In the absence of a full public General Election on Madeleine, 'votes' as who believe the overwhelming evidence of death and disposal over and above a PR campaign based on spin and lies is, surely, irrelevant. The innocent have nothing to fear.

    A party of delegates have concluded a series of meetings and interviews in Portugal and Spain, including Mr Goncolo's & Mr Cristovaos'publishers. Exclusive Licence has been granted to a privately owned American publishing company (for legal and political reasons).

    It seems as though McCann protectionist will, at long last, be answerable in Court for breach of licence/copyright laws. The McCanns are, of course, unable to sue Mr Goncalo; his substantiated evidenced testimony and conclusions are legally protected.
    I understand from delegates meetings that any publication of unauthorized and/or edited transcripts of Truth of The Lie will, I'm told, result in immediate legal action to 'wind up' the case once and for all time.

    When it comes to organization, the Americans put the British to shame.
    Hats off ... Mr. Goncalo's book reached London long ago under private distribution licence. Ditto global distribution of US publication.

    I'm told the forward was written by three authoritiative figures closely associated with the case.
    Distribution has commenced. I understand it's aim is non profit making; proceeds will be distributed to a charity of author's choice in their respective countries.

    Private distribution of Mr Amaral's book has resulted in
    re-print. The vile and criminal behaviour of McCann protectionists has resulted in the US title being kept 'offline' and out of the limelight. I'm told publishers found this enhanced, not diminished sales with Mr Amaral's testimony.

    The McCanns have wasted £1.3 m
    obtained under false pretences, according to police conclusions. Their promise of giving money to charity, childrens, or otherwise was a scam. I'm led to believe that US publishers anticipate very substantial global sales.

    The title is for the publishers to know and release via their distributors. US knows the 'political score' and how best to handle it.

    The McCanns are as removed from reality as the Government. From being found 'odd and abnormal'at the outset, their campaign has made them publicly despised.

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  9. maravilha,

    In reality, people do not believe the McCanns. Evidence apart, their behaviour and the media circus has done them a grave disservice.

    The McCanns are not typical of the British, especially as parents.

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  10. Joana, Astro - our world is a more 'bearable', more honest world to live in, thanks to people like you! Thank you for not giving up! Birgitta Hyltén-Cavallius, Stockholm, Sweden

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  11. Hi there,
    Please do not think everyone in the UK is naive. What our papers do not tell us we read on the internet and then make our own minds up. We all have access to the internet and no one can stop that !!! But I do have to say something, this is making my blood boil too. WE DO NOT ALL LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE, NO NO NO !!! I would never leave my children alone ever, not for a moment. If we eat out.....they eat out with us as a family. And I have to tell you that the majority of UK parents are like this. Sorry had to vent.

    Ann

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  12. Carissima Joana,
    (sobre ocultaçao de cadáver)
    entre meus colegas investigadores, policiais,peritas etc há um grupo que acredita até mesmo na possibilidade de Madeleine está sepultada em Rothley uma vez que, o pai nao passava pelo controle no Aeroporto em Faro, segundo a imprensa Gerry era tratado como VIP até mesmo ao embarcar.Voce conhece alguma teoria sobre este aspecto?
    Outros defenden a tese da sepultura está situada em Espanha.
    Acredito que, se um dia a verdade for revelada com certeza será através de sua página.
    Obrigada,
    e venha ao Rio ver esta cidade maravilhosa!
    até breve,
    Maria

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  13. Hi Ann,

    I´m so sorry for the very bad image of parenting in the U.K but you are an exception.
    Or you do not belong to the GPs upper class?

    Let me say there ist one U.K with Madeleine Mccan and another since your Gordon B.helped to concealed
    her body.

    Believe or not!

    Maria -Brazil

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  14. Unless the case is reopened and the McCanns charged, Madeleine's disappearance will go down in UK history as an 'abduction', Kate and Gerry as 'innocent victims' and 'heroes', and the PJ as the rascals (seen as dishonest to cover up incompetence). Public opinion has been manipulated in that direction.

    Clarence Mitchel kept flexing his muscles on behalf of the McCanns, threatening to sue anyone who voiced their suspicion that they were involved in their daughter's disappearance. Perhaps the PJ could sue those who have been perverting the course of justice and unfairly smearing the PJ's reputation.

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  15. TO MUM AND DADDY:

    "WE DO NOT ALL LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE, NO NO NO !!! I would never leave my children alone ever, not for a moment. If we eat out.....they eat out with us as a family."

    Yes,we beleive what you said.
    I spend many hollidays,here-my Country-and London with a friendly couple and I always saw and apreciate their behaviour like parents,caring,attentive and so on.
    Of course they have not high "friends" and they are not from a high social class.
    My cousin is married with a London Man,they have 3 daughters and I saw also like they are very good parents.
    Do not worry with us. You must worry with the bad influence from mcs.

    ALL TH BEST,TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

    Maria,Portugal.

    And to Maria from Brazil:
    Exm.ª Snr.ª: sempre pensei muito nessas possibilidades de a Pequenina ter ido "para casa" com o progenitor.
    E,também no facto de terem viajado até Espanha,em dia feriado e sem media,pode ter-lhes dado a possibilidade,pois há muitos estrangeiros-ingleses e outros-que lhes poderão ter facilitado a cremação.Se foi este o caso,provavelmente nem com as cinzas ficaram.

    Todos nós gostaríamos de saber a certeza,para que possamos fazer o luto.

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  16. Ann,

    My blood boils when I read that British parents act like the McCanns. I have never ever in my life seen or heard of parents leaving their children. I am sure there are people who leave their children but I think they are in the minority.

    I also listened to Mr Mitchell's video where it was said he said "everybody does it" - referring to leaving their children. I don't believe he said that - what he did say was that British parents put their children to bed and then had time to themselves - he did not say the parents put the children to bed AND THEN WENT OUT. If there is another video/interview where he said ALL british parents do it - meaning leaving their children at home alone then I haven't seen it and would appreciate a link to such an admission.

    I also don't know many people who even buy newspapers - tabloids or broadsheets - and few believe what they are told on TV news. We are not naive or negligent here in Britain - like everything else there will be exceptions and like all news outlets that's the ones we will hear about.

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  17. What's with the UK results??! Is everybody still asleep over here? Those people who were interviewed and believed in the abduction theory need to get out more. I wonder if they were daytime interviews with all the young stay-at-home mums or grandmothers? Come on UK, wake up and stop being so bliddy gullible!

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