Sunday, November 25, 2007

The McCanns: Turning the Corner

Apart from yet another Mary Poppins with about as much credibility as Dick Van Dyke's cockney accent, popping up months after the event to report an "incident" involving someone who of course looked like Robert Murat, nothing too much is happening.

At least publicly.

Clarence has gone mysteriously quiet to the point of being so subdued he has stopped engaging in the intimidation of witnesses in a criminal investigation. Of course there has been the usual non-specific evidence, that puts Kate in the clear, and Manuel and his little band of tin soldiers "blitzing" locations throughout Europe and Africa to add to their collection of stormed farms in Morocco. If they want to have that much fun, I don't know why they don't go to Iraq, but of course that takes a lot more guts than harassing innocent farmers.

After six months of "blitzing" "closing-ins" and "credible" sightings, Madeleine is still missing. So are the answers to a few questions.

* Why did John Corner want to push photos out for Gerry McCann and the campaign, within days of Madeleine's disappearance?

* Why was Corner's demeanour that of a pushy PR man?

* Why did he bully people who offered assistance?

* The statement made by Mrs Fenn is absolutely true. So why were there attempts to deny she heard cries of "daddy, daddy"? before Madeleine was discovered missing?

Then there is the question of Gerry's "concern" for Kate. Gerry McCann did send David Payne to check that Kate was all right with the kids after she failed to appear when he was playing tennis. The normal routine was to have a last childrens get together of the day before bed.

On May 3rd, Kate failed to appear. Why?

Better still. Why did Kate fail - full stop.