Wednesday, 24 February 2010


'The court case has demonstrated, once again, that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to any harm"

This is a quote from a recent press statement issued by the McCanns following the failure of an appeal by Goncolo Amaral to have the temporary ban on his book "The Truth of The Lie" lifted. The aforementioned court case demonstrated no such thing but the oft repeated lament of the McCanns that their "beloved daughter" has come to no harm is as ludicrous as Clarence Mitchell's new haircut.

Let's rewind to the beginning and look at the McCann parenting before Madeleine disappeared. Could we say, even then, that no harm had been done? No, I don't believe we could.

Madeleine was not yet 4 years old and was repeatedly left alone with her twin, 18 month old, siblings. The children were left after they had been put to bed, secure in the knowledge that Mummy and Daddy were close by and that they were protected. You don't need to be a doctor to recognise the crime in abandoning  these children to further your own pleasures, but one could be forgiven for thinking that a solid medical background would make you more aware of the dangers than most. Even a child that usually sleeps soundly from dusk to dawn may awaken when you least expect it and require comfort and reassurance before settling back down again. What happens to a child who wakes up from a nightmare to find Mummy and Daddy are nowhere to be found? What psychological damage is done to a child who cries and cries but no-one comes? How long would it take for that child to start feeling secure again? How many nights of going to bed, fearful that they may abandoned again once their eyes have closed? How would a parent feel, knowing that this damage had been done to their child as a direct result of their wilful neglect?

Well, the McCanns did know. Madeleine asked them directly why they had not come when she and her brother were crying. They should have felt terrible, they should have felt guilty and they should have felt lucky. Lucky to have been given a wake-up call, lucky to have the chance to re-establish a sense of security in their little girl without having to deal with the results of any terrible mishap that could have easily befallen her. It was time for a massive re-think. They had caused their children psychological harm but had luckily escaped them coming to physical harm.


Well they didn't decide to have a family day filled with fun, love and cuddles, Madeleine was packed off to nursery as usual, spending only the lunchtime period with her parents.

Maybe a family evening was planned with hot dogs, games, bedtime stories and the sound of their parents quiet conversation providing comforting reassurance to the chldren as they drifted in and out of sleep? No, they didn't do that either.

The McCann parents, amazingly, abandoned their children yet again. This is where neglect became abuse, this is where all excuses fail, this is when the world saw this couple for the people they are and this is where they became criminals. If they want to blame naivety for further risking their children's psychological and physical welfare then they are clearly not mentally competent to be in charge of children.

Whatever happened to  Madeleine that night, they wilfully allowed it to happen. They put all their children at risk and they have all, in one way or another been harmed.

Whatever the truth behind the very implausible abduction theory or the far more plausible conclusion of the police inquiry, that she died in the holiday flat, the fact remains that the McCanns are guilty of the crime of abuse and we don't want to see them lauded, protected, garnering millions from benefactors and serial litigation. We want to see them punished, we want them to hang their heads in shame, we want them to say they are to blame. We do not want them to hold Gala dinners, cuddle Oprah, kiss the pope's ring, give speeches or attempt to become any kind of ambassadors for child protection. 

How the McCanns came to be protected and promoted by a glittering bubble of power is another story. One well worth waiting for.


  1. So true. We don't want these people held up as celebrities, role-models or poor innocent victims. They are arrogant liars!

  2. Thumbs up here also.... tells it how it is.

  3. great piece of writing

  4. Thank you for saying what we are all thinking.

  5. Absolutely fantastic summary.

    "How the McCanns came to be protected and promoted by a glittering bubble of power is another story. One well worth waiting for."

    I think we are far closer to hearing that story than the McCanns could ever imagine.

  6. This indeed goes to the heart of the matter: the responsibility of the parents in this crime.
    It is my personal opinion that as doctors they even carry a greater responsibility because they, more than other parents, should be aware of all the dangers and freak accidents kids face.

    BTW how criminal neglicent their mindset about parenting is clear from this statement from Gerry:
    "And if Madeleine had hurt herself inside the apartment, why would that be our fault?"

    Last but not least if you read the police interviews from their "friends" you'll see that the abuse was like a contagious disease: they all were affected.

  7. Will still need to get that Gaspar Payne statement out there...The Paynes are involved in this up to their necks.

  8. http://textusa.blogspot.com/search/label/Reasonable%20doubt

    I am sending you some links so that you may keep in touch.

  9. http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/02/mccanns-injunction-quotes-by-defense.html

  10. http://gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.com/

  11. http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/

    This site contains McCanns blogs...makes for very strange reading.

  12. http://clarencemitchell.webs.com/

    The 'Angel of Death 'Mitchell

  13. http://mccanngallerytribute.blogspot.com/

    Leicester Police...the most Stupid or the most Corrupt.

  14. Strange too, in all the current discussion of the British Press that there has been no space given to ask why it is that no journalist ever challenges them about any of the multiple contradictions in their statements as revealed in the police case files - long available to the press (and public, on internet). Indeed the very existence of these highly embarassing files are never mentioned....why ?

  15. Summarised beautifully - what I have been saying and thinking for years.

    Can't wait for the next chapter! And next time my colleagues debate me on the subject I will be sending them the link to your blog!

  16. Thanks for links and comments. Very true about the Gasper statement, normally the media would be all over it, but then, there is nothing normal about this case.

  17. Great article.
    Thank you for being one little voice of Madeleine!

  18. The ONE true sighting that the McCanns chose to ignore and here is why...

    How is Mr.Smith? he feels sure that it Was gerry Mccann he saw that night

    Processos Vol XIII
    Pages 3996 – 3997 3996 – 3997 (in English)

    Email from John Hughes to DIC Portimao, C.C. to Stuart Prior

    20th September 2007

    Subject: Fwd Smith family

    From Lindsay Long to John Hughes

    20th September 2007

    Re – Smith family

    Location : Portugal Out of Force Area

    Origin: Mr Martin Smith Ireland.

    Text: Reported that he had passed a male carrying a child in Praia da Luz the night Maddie went missing. Went and made a statement to Portugal police in Portimao on 26th May and returned to UK. Is saying that after seeing the McCanns on the news on 9th Sept when they returned to UK he has not slept and is worried sick. He states he was watching the 10 PM on BBC and saw the McCanns getting off the plane and coming down the steps. He states it was like watching an action replay of the night he saw the male carrying the child back in Portugal. He states the way Gerry was carrying his twin triggered something in his head. It was exactly the same way and look of the male seen the night Maddie went missing . He also watched ITV news and Sky news and inferred it looked like the same person both times carrying the children.

    Is asking a member of OP task ring him back. He was with group of 9 family and friends the night he saw the male in Portugal. He sounded quite worried and shaken whilst speaking to me

  19. http://www.the3arguidos.info/topic100.html

    Smith family statements

  20. Under no circumstances should a parent leave a child of Madeleine's age unattended and in a hotel/appartment alone. A family holiday is what it says on the tin and all the family should be present for dinner and holiday activities together.. if the McCanns wanted a holiday or a weekend alone then they sholud of asked grandma.. I have no sympathy for the parents, only Madeleine who was let down by her parents.

  21. Great piece of writing.
    Madeleine needs more people writing blogs like this to make people aware of the facts - because many still aren't. Sadly! :-(

  22. Well said, A Isherwood!
    You have so eloquently reflected the views of many, many people who don't believe the McCann-Mitchell spin.

  23. http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/03/sun-turns-madeleine-mccann-into-sims.html

    The GUTTER press can stoop no lower...Clarence Mitchell is a very very sick person.

  24. http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/03/mccanns-strategy-to-re-open-process.html

    Watch them scratch when asked if Madeleine is dead.

  25. Excellent Article, sums up exactly how any normal Parents would protect their children and for Gerry to remark "it was our holiday too" shows just how selfish these two Parents are. Why go to the trouble of having IVF treatment if you are not prepared to put your children"s welfare first.?

  26. Excellent. A true reflection of what most people think about the Mccanns (unlike the nonsense published in the mainstream media...)

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  28. Brilliant article - justice for Madeleine.

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