Wednesday, 2 April 2008

I’m back …

Since February 8th, this is my first post. As I explained, due to a health problem, I had to stop posting at Gazeta Digital, for a few weeks. It wasn’t a serious problem, but kept me out of my work as a freelance journalist. Now, I’m coming back, but I still have some physical limitations and I will have to go slowly, for a few more weeks. Looking at the most recent news – the fact that the Tapas Group had access to the content of the rogatory letters and part of the police files about the investigation of Madeleine’s disappearance – I must say that this shouldn’t be a surprise, for those who have been following this case.

On January 2008, Clarence Mitchell revealed that “British police and child protection officers do not suspect Madeleine McCann's parents of involvement in her disappearance”. And he was clear about the source of this information, when he said: “I have also had briefings privately from the police and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre that also gave me complete reassurance that the authorities, in this country certainly, are treating this as a case of rare stranger abduction, as they call it."

At the end of November 2007, the seven friends that were having diner at the Tapas restaurant, with Gerry and Kate McCann, met for the first time after the events at Praia da Luz. It was an emotional meeting, as the British Press referred, two weeks after the meeting took place, at a hotel in Rothley. But it wasn’t only the group of friends that were present. Some of the advisers of the McCann family were there, also.

It’s good to remember that on January 2008, the Foreign Secretary confirmed that he “has communicated with the McCann family on a number of occasions. However any further details relating to this have been withheld under Section 36 (2) (c) of the FOIA - information which, if disclosed, would or would be likely to, prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs. Section 36 is a qualified exemption and therefore a public interest test to determine whether or not the information should be released had to be applied.”

Another strange detail has emerged, on October 2007, on an interview of Alex Woolfall, the Media management crisis expert that was at Praia da Luz 48 hours after Madeleine vanished. He told “The Times” that “he heard no suggestion in the early days that the girl had been snatched. ‘Certainly I did not hear any discussion that this could be a paedophile or an aggravated robbery. All the time I was around it was whether she could have wandered off and had an accident or somebody had actually taken her in, perhaps not with ill-intent.”

But Kate McCann was clear – and in total contradiction – about this subject, in several interviews to British newspapers: 'There wasn't a shadow of a doubt in my mind she'd been taken”, Kate McCann told "The Independent", on August 5th, referring to the moment when she went inside the apartment and realized that Madeleine wasn’t there.

Now, let’s wait and see what course events will take. But going back to the beginning of this case, allow me to quote Piers Morgan, former editor of “News of The World” and “Daily Mirror”: "Nobody I know says they would ever have left three kids aged under four on their own to go out with their mates at night on holiday. NOBODY."

24 comments:

Outono said...

Muitissimo BOM DIA!

Tenho muita pena que ainda tenha algumas limitações fisicas.....

Está de volta,isso é importante,embora avise também que ..."and I will have to go slowly, for a few more weeks...."

Que toda a protecção esteja consigo.

50 anos,APENAS!

Mais uma vez foi sucinto e bastante claro ao fazer o calendário dos acontecimentos que nada abonam em favor das nossas preocupações ou do processo das injustiças.

Não há direito o que se passou com a sua saúde!

Feliz de o " ver".
Obrigada,Paulo.
BOAS!

Joana Morais said...

Bem Vindo!!!Que bom estás de volta!
um abraço
J.

Outono said...

Não,não sou mesmo de todo optimista e até quanto ao público em geral,principalmente interessado em saber o que se passou.

Não o posso ser quanto ao desenrolar positivo para deixarem sair a verdade.

Não consigo aceitar tanto impedimento.

E que "força" tem o facto de terem "deixado" completamente sós, 3 bébés.

Para mim eles nem sequer foram deixados sós.

Havia era muita pressa dos adultos envolvidos irem rápidamente para o "jantar".

Tudo se resolveu com brevidade e com uma limpeza espantosa. A limpeza continua.

Não acredito também que os Agentes da nossa PJ mesmo com as novas diligências obtenham o que é devido. Porque muita gente em UK já "resolveu" tudo.

E, nem sequer quero falar aqui das colaborações lusitanas.

Anonymous said...

Paulo, it's excellent to see you back - or sort of, anyway!

Just keep that recovery going, we all need you in top shape, very soon!

As to the McCanns & friends, we'll just have to wait & be patient. Justice will prevail, and the truth will be out. It's all a matter of time.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

Cláudia said...

Welcome back, Paulo!

helenm said...

Good morning,

Glad to hear that you are relatively fit and well. I am what you may have heard others refer to as a 'pro Mccann'. Are you able to disclose on this site whether you have checked your facts with regard to the following quote:

'the fact that the Tapas Group had access to the content of the rogatory letters and part of the police files about the investigation of Madeleine’s disappearance – I must say that this shouldn’t be a surprise, for those who have been following this case.'

Anonymous said...

Hi, nice to see you back Paulo.

Anonymous said...

Paulo, Hi! Welcome back. I hope you are ok. You have been missed greatly. Best wishes and a speedy recovery.

Eloisa said...

Paulo Bienvenido!

Nos alegramos con tu regreso.

Tu dices:

"Nobody I know says they would ever have left three kids aged under four on their own to go out with their mates at night on holiday. NOBODY."

Compartimos esta opinión de todo corazón,

Get well soon,

Eloisa

Outono said...

Paulo R. : então? Logo duas madrugadoras felizes e contentes por si.

Pouco passava das 08:20 +-.

Os outros tb.,embora eu não tivesse a capacidade de traduzir um deles e prefiro não cometer erros. Sinceramente,acho que a tradução do google seria bem pior.

O MEDO ESTÁ INSTALADO QUANTO ÀS CRIANÇAS.
Um Pai desconfiou de mim.E ele nem calcula como me senti chocada e com lágrimas nos olhos.
Fui ao C. Shop. a um exame oftalmológico para actualizar a visão. Já que esperava uma hora,fui ao.....(que vergonha!) ao Mac D. O rapaz que me atendeu deve ter achado pela minha cara,cabelo etc que eu seria já Avó de muitos e sugere-me 1 happy meal(indiferente o que fosse comer) com um Obélix redondinho/gordinho e engraçado.

Quando acabei,fui ter com o Senhor,com super bom ar e excelente fato...e perguntei-lhe se poderia dar o Obélix à filhota.

Reacções: altissima desconfiança pela abordagem;olhar de soslaio apenas e de ....sei lá o quê, agarrou a garota bem pelos ombros e puxou-a completamente para ele.Fiquei tão magoada!

Só olhou- DE LADO- para mim quando lhe consegui ,apesar da mágoa ,explicar que o empregado me tomara por Avó de muitos e ,por isso,numa de "marketing" me dera o boneco.
______________________________

Fui lá para fora fumar um cigarro/descontrair e tive que deixar sair as minhas lágrimas por ter sido tomada pelo que não sou.

E já estamos assim!

Claro que percebo o Senhor .
Mas não acertou "nos maus".

TUDO DE MUITISSIMO BOM! PARA SI E TODOS OS SEUS

Diego A.A. said...

He's back!
Dot.

Devonshire Dumpling said...

Welcome back, Paulo

Anonymous said...

Paulo, why are you so two faced ?..........
It was you who pointed the finger at Murat and Malikna was it not.........on the 4th May 2007...
You also said the McCanns had nothing to do with Maddies abduction you said you knew that.....

I don't think you have been off ill Paulo,............. I think you had another blog going till last week and closed it...........

Anonymous said...

Hi Paulo!

I'm quite happy to see you back. We need you. Just keep that recovering going,

best wishes from Germany

A_believer_in_the_truth said...

Welcome back Paulo. You have been missed. You and Duarte Levy are a Godsend. You provide us with truthful information on ther McManipulators to which we would otherwise not have access to.

Thank you!

mariana faithful said...

Welcome back Paulo.
I hope you are very well now.
I know you from Joana. She speaks very highly of you.

Anonymous said...

Caro Paulo,

Os meus sinceros votos de rápida recuperação. Senti imenso a falta da sua sensatez e "brillant mind".

Um grande abraço

Livia

elesofia said...

Paulo,

I am very glad you are back.

Best wishes

Elena

Outono said...

Bom dia,Paulo:
penso mesmo que há 2 comentários um bocado provocadores. 1 de ontem e outro de hoje.


TUDO DE BOM!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Paulo. You have been missed.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you are back,Paulo!

KC said...

Entao Paulo.. good to see you're back !
Please keep us informed about your view on the McCann case...

AfricanMum said...

Glad you're back. keep up the good work on MC's. Wonder if you heard about their former friends the Express Newspapers during your time off.