Saturday, 5 April 2008

European irresponsibility

Two suspects of the disappearance of their own daughter will be guests at the European Parliament, following a campaign to create a European alert system when a child disappears. Several members of parliament had the idea to invite a couple that left three children under 4 years old all alone, in an apartment with unlocked doors, 100 meters from the bar where they were having diner with a few friends – something they have done several times, before.

I presume that those same members of European Parliament could invite Ian Huntley as a speaker, for an initiative like a campaign against child murders. Of course, the situation is different. Gerry and Kate McCann are only formal suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and Ian Huntley has confessed he killed two children. But it’s ironic that someone who showed a so shocking lack of basic responsibility, leaving three small children alone, became envolved in a campaign to protect children.