163 Questions that the McCanns should answer in their forthcoming ‘very truthful’ book
On 12 May 2011, on what would have been Madeleine McCann’s 8th birthday, Transworld will publish the McCanns’ account of the disappearance of their daughter.At the same time, the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun will serialise their book for a reported £200,000.The McCanns’ chief public relations officer, Clarence Mitchell (who when he stopped working full-time for the McCanns went to work for Rupert Murdoch’s son-in-law), admitted in March 2010 that Madeleine’s disappearance was, quote, ‘a complete mystery’.On 6 January this year, in an interview on Radio Humberside to promote the McCanns’ book, Mitchell went further. He conceded that Madeleine’s abduction could not be regarded as a ‘fact’, but was merely an ‘assumption’ or ‘hypothesis’.For over 3 years, The Madeleine Foundation has been saying the same thing. As our strap-line makes clear, we have been‘asking the questions about what really happened to Madeleine McCann’.
The McCanns’ decision to publish a book about Madeleine’s disappearance gives them an ideal opportunity to answer the many questions that have surrounded the whole case. Questions about what happened that week in Praia da Luz. Questions about the McCanns’ private investigators and about their Fund, to which the public both in Britain and abroad have given so generously.
Well over 3 months ahead of the publication date, we have earlier this week written to the McCanns’ publishers, Transworld, suggesting 163 questions about the case that the McCanns should now answer.
Below are two letters we have sent and can be read on this link: