Friday, 23 November 2007

Working behind the scenes

Manchester Evening, June 8th 2007

“Today, the McCanns were in Amsterdam for the first time since 2004, when they lived in the city for a year. Holding a poster of their daughter at a packed press conference, Mr McCann said: "It is particularly sad for Kate and I to come back for the first time and not to come back with Madeleine who spent a year here with us.”

"It is very emotional, we have fond memories of our year in Amsterdam. We have a lot of good friends here who have been working behind the scenes to help us. We have come to the Netherlands today with a very specific objective.”

"After British and German tourists, the largest group of nationals who make up the tourists in the Algarve are the Dutch. Mr McCann insisted there was a logic behind the trips they have made in the last week.”

"We are not going to go to every country in Europe. We are not selling a book, we are not pop stars, we have come here for a very specific reason. Mrs McCann said: "We are amateurs in this. There are very few people who will have to go through anything as painful as this."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder what this specific reason is ...

Anonymous said...

Amateurs turning pro.

Anonymous said...

I can't see the connections between the number of tourists and the 'abduction' of their daughter Are they suggesting that the German or the Dutch tourists took Maddie? Or warning them, maybe? About what? I haven't heard them say: Do not leave your children unattended like we've done?

Or are they trying to sell their T-shirts and armbands to them...

No connection whatsoever !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good friends in high places.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if any of their supporters realize what a terrible example of parents they are supporting. I mean, they neglect their children to the point that one of them goes missing or is dead, and then they become celebrity parents jet setting throughout Europe. How many other parents with legitimately missing children can say they recieve this kind of treatment? There is a girl in Quebec who is missing, Cedrika Provencer, I'm sure her parents would appreciate one tenth of the support the McCanns are receiving...there are so many good parents with missing children who don't receive anything near that the McCanns have, and THEY are suspects in Madeleines disappearance....I cannot understand it.