Steve Winyard, one of the three remaining financial backers that still puts money in the McCann legal fund, made a public threat against the British Prime minister, demanding a stronger intervention from UK Government in the case of Madeleine disappearance. On a interview with the British Media, Mr. Winyard attacked Gordon Brown for refusing to accept a request for a meeting at a ministerial level, with Gerry and Kate.
However, Philomena McCann, Gerry's sister, admitted that the couple is satisfied with the role that Gordon Brown has been playing in the investigation of Madeleine's disappearance. She told the Press that some people doesn't want “to do everything in the eyes of the media” and praised the British Prime-Minister for having “set things in motion at the start..”
The sister of Gerry also told journalists that nothing is changed, in the relations between Mr. Gordon Brown and Gerry McCann who, since the beginning of this case, have been in close touch, but reminded that the British Prime-Minister “has to be very careful in telling other countries how to run their business."