Wednesday

Martin Brunt: You say it best when you say nothing at all

Madeleine, a yacht and the Yard connection

Martin Brunt
January 14, 2009 9:08 AM

Sounds like the McCanns have given up all hope of any help from the Portuguese authorities in the continuing search for their daugher Madeleine.

Gerry McCann flies home today from Portugal after meeting his Lisbon lawyers and British consulate officials, but no cops.

Apparently, the family has a new team of private investigators which includes ex-Scotland Yard detectives and former spooks.

Intriguingly, I've been sent a port document which appears to show that a British Navy yacht was docked in the Algarve at the time Madeleine vanished in May, 2007.

Among those sailors listed on board is a name of a very senior Yard officer.

Of course, the yachtsman's recorded middle name is not the same as the top cop, but that hasn't stopped a frenzy of excitement among those Madeleine-watchers who continue to look for an establishment cover-up.

If you and other so-called journalists did your jobs, Mr Brunt, there wouldn't be a frenzy to find out the truth of what happened to Madeleine, would there? If you did your job you would know that it was the McMafia's who prevented the Portuguese police from searching for their daughter by their refusal to answer questions and attend the reconstruction. You would also know about Gordon Brown's involvement and how the government, Forensic Science Service, Home Office and British police prevented important documentation from reaching the Portuguese police.


Martin Brunt quote of the year:
"When most of us initially heard what had happened we all thought "chavvy family from some estate in Essex who weren't looking after their children properly" but the fact that these were two middle-aged, middle-income or, even high-income professionals, doctors, it did rather take on a different hue."