Are we all surprised at the speed of the latest statement from the Madeleine Fund referring to Jim Gamble's resignation from CEOP! Is it really saddening? Is it a disaster?
Here's what they have to say...
We were told last night of the resignation of Jim Gamble from the Child Exploitation and On Line Protection Unit (CEOP). We are certain that he will be a huge loss to the field of child protection. Knowing how committed Mr Gamble is to this cause, it is extremely saddening that he feels unable to continue to lead CEOP which appears to be as a consequence of the proposed Governmental changes.
The search for our daughter Madeleine has been greatly enhanced by the work carried out by the team at CEOP. We would like to thank Mr Gamble for all of his efforts, both for Madeleine and for all missing and exploited children.
In this challenging economic climate, we urge the Government to remember the value of our children and the importance of the invaluable work which is necessary to protect children against the devastating crimes of child abduction and exploitation.
Why the rush? I wonder what panic prompted the necessity to get this statement out within 24 hours of Mr Gamble's resignation becoming public?
There was no rush to ring the police that fateful night in May.
There was no rush to search for their daughter.
There was no rush to leave Portugal, until they had to.
There was no rush to release Madeleine's age enhanced image to the public.
No haste or speed ever engaged when it involved their own child, yet here we have a carefully thought out statement drafted, released and online within hours for our perusal. I wonder why neither John McCann or Doug Skehan warranted this action on their resignations from the Madeleine Fund?
The McCanns say... "In this challenging economic climate, we urge the Government to remember the value of our children..."
Is this referring to all our children, or just the McCann children? Visions of Mr McCann's cryptic blogs come to mind...
Hypocrytical, considering they completely forgot the value of their own children in the first place and the reason we're all here over three years later.