So London's top prosecutor and her deputy visited Portugal mid April to consult with Portuguese officials about Madeleine's disappearance. And subsequently, Theresa May has announced that Scotland Yard will be opening their own investigation. Can we assume therefore that this has been rubberstamped by the Portuguese if Ms May has been able make this announcement? Which is all very interesting, because British police can only investigate British suspects and the CPS can only prosecute British accused, those who are alive and kicking. So, can we technically rule out the swarthy European masses and free range Portuguese eggs and assume that the culprit/s are British? And will Scotland Yard, indeed ask their own dogs?
We can speculate until the cows come home, but should we exercise extreme caution? Should we really believe the British media this time around, they normally print such pink crap, and we've been up this hopeful path before only to be let down. It feels different this time though and I can't help but have more than a glimmer of hope for Madeleine. The weekend papers have been surprisingly quiet and completely pink free. It's almost like the calm before the storm.
The British authorities aided the Portuguese police and their investigation from very early on. Google Lee Rainbow and Martin Grimes for a very interesting read. However, if Scotland Yard do open a full investigation, will they also investigate some of their own officers? In particular, I refer to the comments made by Mrs McCann herself in her book Madeleine...
Remember Bob Small? He was the McCanns liaison to the British police and the van-man who set up the framing of an innocent Robert Murat, aided by (er err I carried her this way) Jane Tanner... well according to Mrs McCann on page 226, Bob Small gave Mr McCann indications of the FSS results before he was interviewed by the Portuguese police. Astonishing. Mr McCann rang Ken Jones, head of ACPO the day after. Wonder why. Imagine that - persons of interest having direct lines to top British brass and being spoon fed sensititve information which allowed them to keep one step ahead of the Portuguese. Having indications of the FSS results prior to their arguido interviews gave the McCanns the ability to complete their offensive, and to their success they fled the country within days, aided and abetted by the British government. One must assume that Goncalo Amaral was absolutely correct in his accusations of political manipulation and gross interference from the British in this criminal investigation.
And what about those officers who reportedly delivered boxes of files to the McCanns on their return to Rothley after fleeing Portugal? Or those who informed them that their phones were being tapped? Who supplied Gerry McCann with the top secret CEOP manuals? Who made the visit to Portugal in an attempt to suppress certain information being released in the PJ files? And who on earth thought it was a good idea to withhold the Gaspar statements? This alone would have turned the investigation on its head.
This all needs looking into. Interesting times ahead.
Another interesting thing has happened. For some time now, this blog has been spammed by pro comments, without fail, every single day. Sometimes there are up to 50 comments a day left. This is the reason the comments are now moderated - it's really not a problem going in daily and deleting the spam, some of it is very amusing. However, since the CPS news broke - the spam just stopped overnight. Saturday, Sunday and now Monday... 0 spam. Zilch. Nada. Wonder why.