Saturday

Madeleine McCann: Just 72 days left till the end of Operation Grange. What then?



This is an interesting run of comments from the CMOMM forum that deserves a post of its own on this blog:

@paddinton wrote: I've followed this from the very beginning, Mirror forum then 3 Arguidos. I read occasionally but very rarely post because the views seem so incredibly negative.

Do you all really believe that British coppers are happy to collude in a 'cover-up' involving the demise of a toddler?

What does 'conclusion' mean to you?
 


@Bishop Brennan wrote: Collusion was never required of any of the British police. The restrictive remit given to SY meant that none of the team were allowed to investigate the parents or the T7.  By carefully misdirecting the team right from the start, and making sure that they stayed misdirected - no actual 'cover-up' was ever needed.  The team would instead spend 4 years and £12m trying to find an imaginary abductor.

My 'conclusion' therefore  : a total waste of everyone's time and money. 



Tony Bennett wrote:   I beg to differ with both of the above views.

I differ only slightly from @ Bishop Brennan, however. Where I disagree is with this statement of his: "Collusion was never required of any of the British police".

MY REPLY:   Top Metropolitan Police officers may be corrupt (Operation Tiberius, Plebgate, Jimmy Savile, Stephen Lawrence, Daniel Morgan etc. etc.) - but they are certainly not fools.

Rebekah Brooks ordered David Cameron who ordered Theresa May who ordered the then Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson to set up the Operation Grange review.


First off, Sir Paul Stephenson could have said: 'No, I am not doing this'.

He didn't. 

He asked Commander Simon Foy to be the overall co-ordinator of the review. He also could have said 'No'.

He didn't.
 


The pair of them then chose Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell, the Investigating Officer who negligently or deliberately botched the investigation into the murder of Jill Dando, to become the Senior Investigating Officer for this review. Campbell too could have said 'I refuse'.

He didn't.
 


The three of them - or maybe the entire senior management team of the Met - then approached Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, telling him in terms, 'We'd like you to be the Investigating Officer for this. Ignore the 17 alerts of Eddie and Keela to cadaver odour and blood. Ignore all the lies and contradictions. Spin this out until you've completed your 30 years' service in three years' time'. He also could have refused to accept this poisoned chalice.

He didn't. 

Every single one of the above-named colluded in this expensive charade.

And now, by my calculations, Operation Grange has 72 days left.

It was announced on 3 April that six months' further work only was being authorised (by Theresa May), at a further cost of £94,582. That was another 182 days' work (3 April to 2 October 2016), or just under £520 per day.

With 72 days left, they have just over £37,000 left to spend.

Tick tock, tick tock, until 2 October 2016, nine years to the day after Dr Goncalo Amaral was booted off the Madeleine McCann enquiry - on his birthday.

So, after 2 October 2016...

...what next??




@Verdi wrote: @TonyBennett:  ...what next??

At a guess I could say production of the long awaited grand exposé - The Untold Story of Madeleine McCann?  



 Tony Bennett wrote: 

 Ah, yes!

But also...

1. New appeals by Kate & Gerry: 'We must continue the search - no-one is now looking for Madeleine'

2. Rush of tabloid articles and even some more new books, along the lines of "Where it all went wrong - the disastrous Portuguese Police investigation and how 'chance after chance was missed'"


http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12700p125-bbc-radio-4-10am-26-4-16-uk-police-to-close-operation-grange-soon-if-no-new-evidence-emerges

Thursday

Two new Freedom of Information Act requests (20 July 2016) on the costs of Operation Grange (each one sent to both the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police)




 Tony Bennett Yesterday at 23:58

FIRST ONE

The following Freedom of Information Act requests are made to both the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police as it is hard to know where responsibility and accountability for this matter lies.

I ask these questions about the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Grange which, according to the remit set for it by former Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell, is ‘to investigate the abduction of Madeleine McCann as if the abduction had occurred in the U.K.’    

The original allocation of funds for Operation Grange was widely reported to be £2.5 million, to be paid for out of ‘a special Home Office fund’.

Please state:

1. The date the original allocation of funds was made, and whether the amount was £2.5 million or, if not, what was the amount?

2. For each subsequent extension of funds, please state:

(a) The date on which application was made for further funding
(b) How much on each occasion the Met Police applied for
(c) The date on which the Home Secretary approved additional funds, and
(d) In each case, what further funding was granted, and for what future period of time.

3. What code has been applied to all expenditures on Operation Grange, or, alternatively, where can one find expenditure on Operation Grange in the annual audited Home Office accounts?             



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SECOND ONE

The following Freedom of Information Act requests are made to both the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police as it is hard to know where responsibility and accountability for this matter lies.

I ask these questions about the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Grange which, according to the remit set for it by former Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell, is ‘to investigate the abduction of Madeleine McCann as if the abduction had occurred in the U.K.’   

In 2013 and 2014 there were many references in the British press to expenditure by the Portuguese Police having to be met by the British government.

These expenses are known to include:

1. The cost of hiring an Alouette Mark III top-of-the-range Portuguese military helicopter

2. The provision of extensive physical support, assistance, supervision and other assistance in connection with two searches of patches of waste ground in Praia da Luz in 2014, and

3. Extensive assistance by way of Portuguese police conducting a series of ‘rogatory interviews’ of a significant number of alleged suspects

4. Translation services in connection with (a) the 2014 search of Praia da Luz (b) the rogatory interviews of suspects and (c) any other occasions.

Please provide the following information:

A. The dates that the Portuguese Police, Ministry of Justice or any other agency of the Portuguese government requested financial assistance or otherwise submitted any invoice or other demand for payment

B. In each case, how much was demanded?

C. List all payments made in connection with Operation Grange to the Portuguese authorities and give the dates they were made.                   


http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t13024-two-new-freedom-of-information-act-requests-20-july-2016-on-the-costs-of-operation-grange-each-one-sent-to-both-the-home-office-and-the-metropolitan-police

Tuesday

Madeleine McCann and the Truth about the sniffer dogs, Eddie and Keela, that detected the scent of death



A very detailed analysis of the British sniffer dogs, Eddie and Keela, that detected the scent of death in the McCann's holiday apartment, on Kate McCann's clothes and in the McCann's car that they hired more than 20 days after Maddie disappeared.

http://laidbareblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/the-truth-of-dogs-mccann-case-and-more.html?m=1

Monday

The Big Theresa May I Want To Be Prime Minister Gallery

 

Monday, July 04, 2016


The Big Theresa May I Want To Be Prime Minister Gallery



Theresa May for Prime Minister?

Bad enough that you have overseen this appalling McCann travesty for years, rubbed shoulders with the protagonists, thrown millions down the drain in order to further the sham Operation Grange, and now, to further your own political aspirations, are prepared to risk as potential Prime Minister, throwing the country into further chaos and turmoil when the truth inevitably comes out and your duplicity is exposed for what it is.

 

Not if I can help it Madam.

Read  more here: http://onlyinamericablogging.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-big-theresa-may-i-want-to-be-prime.html 

Madeleine McCann: The Mystery of the Make-Up Photo - was it taken on the same day as the Last Photo?


This photograph of Madeleine McCann, the so-called ‘Make-Up Photo’, has probably caused more debate than any other, except the so-called ‘Last Photo’.


There is no serious doubt that each is a genuine photo. But there is a vital common question in relation to both photos, namely: when was each taken?

So far as the ‘Last Photo’ is concerned, very strong evidence, but not amounting  to proof, has been presented on CMOMM that the Last Photo was taken at lunchtime on Sunday 29 April and not lunchtime on Thursday 3 May.

The photo I really want is to discuss again is the ‘Make-Up Photo’. And I will get straight to the point: could the Make-Up Photo have been taken on the same day as the Last Photo? Was it taken in Praia da Luz that week?

A REMINDER OF THE KEY POINTS ABOUT THE MAKE-UP PHOTO:


When did it first appear?

It was a still picture included in this very strange 2-minute video produced by Madeleine’s godfather, Jon Corner, and released on 1 May 2010:


Read more here: http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12958-the-mystery-of-the-make-up-photo-was-it-taken-on-the-same-day-as-the-last-photo 

Saturday

"All signs of Madeleine McCann erased as tired locals remove all missing posters from resort"

Shop owner in Praia da Luz says they do not want to be reminded of Maddie's disappearance any more

EXCLUSIVE
BY ANTONELLA LAZZERI

2nd July 2016, 10:23 pm

 
“MISSING” posters of Madeleine McCann have all been taken down in the resort where she vanished.

 
The pictures are no longer in bars, restaurants, supermarkets or the local church.


Read more here: http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12982-all-signs-of-madeleine-mccann-erased-as-tired-locals-remove-all-missing-posters-from-resort