Three and a half years on, Kate and Gerry McCann refuse to give up hope
of finding Madeleine alive but that’s exactly what they think the
authorities in Portugal and in Britain have done.
I do, if I’m honest I do. And I expected more, and whether my
expectations were higher than they should have been. I don’t believe so
because we are British citizens and even opening Madeleine’s passport on
the front page it says that we will provide you with assistance and
protection and I feel she could have a lot more.
The McCanns believe its two and a quarter years since either the
Portuguese or British police did anything proactive to search for
Madeleine. They’re sure there’s information to be found and pieced
together and are asking for a full case review.
I want to make it absolutely clear we don’t want to have a review to
look over mistakes and saying apportion blame. Its nothing to do with
that. Its about identifying areas for further investigation.
The public is being asked to sign an online petition to lobby the two
governments. Kate and Gerry McCann say they have met three Home
Secretaries but need more than worthless words now
Thoughts and words are not good enough, particularly when they are in a
position that they can actually do something about it.
For the authorities now, if Madeleine was found, it would almost be by
chance, and it shouldn’t be right that this crime is solved by another
child being abducted.
The Find Madeleine Fund which pays for investigators and an internet
campaign is due to run out of money next spring. The McCanns say there
are bad days when it is Madeleine’s twin brother and sister who are now
five who keep them going.
They’re unbelievable. They really are amazing Erm, and they still talk
about when Madeleine comes home, you know. How will they share the
bedrooms? Will the three of them be together, well you know? What
colour bedroom will we have, you know? They keep us going and this
would be so much harder, or unbearable in fact, if it wasn’t for Sean