Post by Tony Bennett on the CMOMM forum:
The countdown to the expected closure of Operation Grange continues. I make it just 46 days left now.
If it does close in October without a solution - to the disappointment of many - it will be after...
...9 years and 5 months since Madeleine was reported missing...
...expenditure of a colossal £30 million or more, if we include the costs of all the official police investigations, the costs of all the lawyers and public relations advisers, the cost of the McCanns' private investigations, not forgetting of course two lots of half a million quid doled out, £500,000 to Kevin Halligen, most of it spent on living it up around the world with Shirin Trachiotis, and another £500,000 to Lord Bell of Bell Pottinger to 'keep
...and by the looks of it, all that time, energy and money has brought us NOTHING.
Madeleine is not one inch nearer getting justice than she was 9 years and 5 months ago.
So are we going to let Operation Grange fade away without a whimper? Without a challenge? Without raising a voice for Madeleine?
Response by Verdi:
Apart from the sterling work produced by the ever enthusiastic conspiracy buster, Richard D. Hall, who I'm sure will not let it rest, there must be any number of documentaries in the making just waiting for the right moment to go live.
Films, television series, biographies, magazine articles, studio appearances - bums on seats! I wouldn't be surprised if Ms Healy is already beavering away with the Epilogue 'My life without Madeleine - we'll never give up searching (all donations gratefully received)'.
Somehow I don't think this case will ever go away. It's not as though Operation Grange will be really missed is it, they haven't been particularly dynamic have they? More of a laughing stock that an entity to be taken seriously.
Richard D. Hall's 'Madeleine' films: http://www.madeleinefilms.net/page6.php
Gonçalo Amaral: "Maddie: The Truth of the Lie": http://goncaloamaraltruthofthelie.blogspot.co.uk/