Thursday, 24 April 2008

The McCann effect

“TERRIFIED pensioners were mugged at gunpoint while on holiday in Portugal” - this the title of a tragic story, published by The Citizen, from Blackburn. Reading it, you can easily think that going to Darfur or Algarve is not very different, in what concerns risking your life. The persistent and powerful campaign of the McCann to undermine the credibility of Portugal, presenting it as a country with third world standards of life, shows its results. Next, probably, we will hear about cannibals hunting poor Irish pensioners in Faro and head-hunters collecting their souvenirs from innocent English schoolgirls in Portimão.

And all of this because the parents of three small children choose to have fun and a few drinks, instead of taking proper care of their sons. I was really touched by the quick and public apology of Clarence Mitchell, after newspapers run a story that could bring some damage to the image of Mark Warner, the company that owns the Ocean Club. It seems that Kate McCann said something, on a documentary to be broadcasted, that could be understood as a critic to Mark Warner. No, far from that, Mr. Clarence Mitchell told the Media, Kate McCann never had any intention of criticizing the company. Sounds strange, for me, this denial, so blunt and so fast... Were the McCann afraid of the reaction of Mark Warner? If yes, I wonder what could be the reason...


Anyway, we know that next May 3rd will be marked by a new, strong and violent attack to the Portuguese police investigation and, at the same time, the McCann will announce specific plans for future actions, in the field of child protection, where they want to play a key role. Allow me to suggest a slogan for their campaign to have an “Amber alert” in Europe: “Never leave your children alone in an apartment to go out for diner with your friends...”

56 comments:

Cláudia said...

Hi, Paulo.
Once again you're right. But we can take all the spin, lies and diversion tactics they throw at us. It just does not work. And it does not scare the people they want to scare. At all. Let them wait and see. They are up for a big, big surprise.

Jenny Veeraway said...

Next week's 2-hour smokescreenathon on ITV should be entertaining.

Apparently, Kate wipes away yet more invisible tears.

I wonder if it'll be as bad as her Wallace & Gromit grimacing performance outside the church several days after
the "abduction".

I am so looking forward to photographs of them taken through the slit window of a prison van.

Outono said...

The couple stopped a passing driver who rang police. They were then seen by a group of local people, who stopped and stayed with them until help arrived.
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MAS,sendo estas situações sempre traumáticas para qualquer pessoa,TIVERAM IMENSA SORTE POIS QUEM PASSAVA ATÉ OS AJUDOU: 1 CHAMOU A POLÍCIA E OUTROS PARARAM E FICARAM JUNTO DELES.
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Mr McNally, a retired engineer, said: "It's not what you'd expect to happen there.

From what people said afterwards, it was the first time a gun had ever been used against anyone in the town.

INCRÍVEL,FORAM LOGO ESCOLHER COMPATRIOTAS DA MADDIE!
RAIO DE COINCIDÊNCIA "MARADA"!
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MUITISSIMO BOM DIA,PAULO.MAIS UMA VEZ OBRIGADA PELAS NOTÍCIAS E PREVISÕES.
ASSIM DITA A EXPERIÊNCIA DE VIDA!

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Anonymous said...

I've lived in both countries -London and in Lisbon - and can assure that life is a lot easier and safer in Portugal. I love the country and its people.

The McCanns are desperate because they don't have the support of the British public - yesterday an opinion pool revealed that only 20%of the British believe the McCanns are totally innocent - the more Mr Mitchell speaks the more it stinks and the stanch is strong enough to be felt despite all the perfume sprayed by the media!

Anonymous said...

Madeleine police branded hypocrites Tapas Seven 'suffered leaks and smears for a year'.

Madeleine police accused of hypocrisy by McCann's friend
By Richard Edwards, Crime Correspondent
Last Updated: 12:30pm BST 24/04/2008
One of the friends of Kate and Gerry McCann who dined with them on the night their daughter Madeleine disappeared has accused Portuguese police of “outrageous” hypocrisy.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/24/nmadeleine124.xml

Outono said...

Geniais os comentários de Cláudia;jenny veeraway e do anónimo 24 April 2008 09:34
(o meu é apenas irónico)
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" E depois do Adeus..."
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Outono said...

http://www.kidnapping.be/stoppedophilie/index.html:
Demain (tomorrow) 25/04:
...."un rassemblement contre " le GirlLove Day", à Paris,de 10:00 à 18:00 h, PLACE DU TROCADERO!
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Por todas as crianças mal tratadas e assassinadas deste Mundo.
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Manifestation against the monstrosity against litlle children.Paris.
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Contra os seres invertebrados,verdadeiros monstros.

Outono said...

24.04.2008
Mark Warner: La petite vengeance des McCann
McCann :revenge against Mark Warner and employees who have helped Portuguese Police.
All (and more news)at:
http://sosmaddie.dhblogs.be/
translator:
http://www.systransoft.com/
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Vingançazinha até é.Mas o principal é que se estão a esticar cada vez mais e com compatriotas.Continuem a "esticar-se;continuem a embrulhar-se;continuem a tropeçar.

Isto já me dá algum alento.

Começo a acreditar um pouco mais,e a culpa não é Vossa; depende do meu pessimismo,na Cláudia;na Jenny;em Guerra.(nas suas expectativas quanto ao desenrolar,até à Justiça da Maddie.)
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Como o D.L. é amigo do P.R. espero que não me leve a mal o trazer dali para aqui (tb. é raro fazê-lo de um modo completo,pois assim as pessoas irão ao Blog, acima referido.
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(P.R., por acaso não sou disléxica.Mas,por vezes penso nas dificuldades que terão quanto à verificação das palavras.Bem sei que tb. têm a acessibilidade).

Outono said...

"McCann friend slams Portuguese police over leaks
By Mirror.co.uk 24/04/2008 :

........"The documentary, Searching for Madeleine, is broadcast tonight at 8pm on BBC Radio 4.
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We all,good people, feel that it is "agonising" to watch all parents´s reaction when a son or a daughter is........
EMPATIA(capacidade de vivenciar na pele de outro as suas emoções)não é verdade?

Cláudia said...

Olá, Outono. Como lhe disse num post no artigo anterior, também não estou muito optimista. Mas a justiça vem de várias formas. E acho que em breve vai ocorrer um pequeno 'sismo' por terras de sua majestade.
Quanto às mentiras, é o costume. Há quem faça delas modo de vida. Aliás, há quem minta tanto e de forma tão consistente que já faz da mentira, verdade. Até para si próprio. Pode ser que lhes saia caro...

Outono said...

Courrier International;N.º 147,
pág.s 86/92
Autora: Caroline Moorehead; The New York Review of Books.

T´titulo: Mulheres e Crianças para venda- tráfico de seres humanos;a luta está no começo.(3.50€)
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(passe a publicidade)

helenm said...

I would have thought that you as a responsible journalist would certainly have checked your facts before publishing your article. It would appear that you have not been following this investigation as thoroughly as you would like people to believe. The Mccann's have two daughters and one son!

Cláudia said...

No, they don't. They had two daughters and a son. Now they only have one daughter and one son. I really hope that meal and those friends they are 'so much into' were worth it .

Anonymous said...

helenm
Paulo is Portuguese - he wrote sons because in his mother tongue, the word 'filhos' (sons) is used when there is at least one male (independently of the number of females). It has nothing to do with his journalistic skills.

However, as Claudia pointed out, YOUR remark was totally incorrect: the McCanns HAD (past tense) 3 kids!

Anonymous said...

Clearly the 'sons' thing is a 'typo' HelenM - unless, Paulo thinks Madeleine is a boy, of course....

guerra said...

Tal como eu disse que ia acontecer os jornalistas Britânicos rapidamente abandonaram a história do desprezo que os pais deram à filha e voltaram a tentar convencer o
público que não se pode confiar na PJ. Tudo para criar a razão por que o casal não vai cooperar com a PJ. Isto sempre foi o objectivo da tal fuga.

Vai ser bonito se o casal é mandado apresentar-se em Portugal. Essa hipótese faz me lembrar quando eu tinha que arrastar o meu cão para ele entrar na oficina do veterinário.

Outono said...

Bom dia ,Paulo.Boa atitude.Não há pachorra para "melgas tantans",daí resvalar na "couraça da sua indiferença perante insectos.
Bom dia,Cláudia.Boa resposta.
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Helenm:how they have 2 girls and 1 boy?
They haved!

And You and other people love a lot this Blogger(Professional Journalist)because all of you like so much "talk" with a wondrerful man.You can believe that.

Outono said...

"Clarence Mitchell, master of the Madeleine McCann media circus
Last Updated: 2:39am BST 25/04/2008



The first anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will be marked next week with a two-hour television documentary which is the highlight of a carefully stage-managed publicity offensive.
The fly-on-the wall documentary on ITV1 of Gerry and Kate McCann has been organised by Clarence Mitchell, their official spokesman. The Portuguese press first referred to him as the "man in the shadows" when he took the job full-time in Praia da Luz in September.

The newspapers were reporting the (as usual) private views of the Portuguese police that Mitchell, 47, had been sent in by Gordon Brown, no less - when he was Chancellor - to spy on the investigation, which had been portrayed in Britain as amateur and cack-handed.

But the Portuguese media were wrong on both counts. Mitchell would have had at best only a nodding acquaintance with junior ministers, let alone Mr Brown. As director of media monitoring at the Central Office of Information, he was a back room boy but has never been in the shadows of the police operation.

The former BBC television reporter has loved being centre stage before the cameras in an investigation that has transfixed the world's media. "He is on the TV much more than he ever was when he worked for the BBC," said one former colleague.

So much so that photographers regularly have to shout at Mitchell to get out of the way when they are taking pictures of the McCanns.

He remains at his fixed point by their shoulder even during photo-shoots, bucking the trend of media minders who avoid being photographed at all costs.

Mitchell has become such a familiar figure in his open-necked pink shirts that he is recognised in the street and is stopped so often on the forecourts of petrol stations that he now jokes

it is because he has forgotten to pay his bill.

After almost 30 years as a journalist, he knows what makes a story and has been extraordinarily successful in maintaining a strong interest in Madeleine.
When interest has faltered he has invariably constructed a story or recruited a big name - even the American First Lady, Laura Bush, is on-side - to a campaign driven by parents who accepted early on that the media was a necessary partner.

Nevertheless, the documentary next Wednesday has provoked controversy because ITV1 has scheduled it against the BBC's The Apprentice as part of its ratings war.

The move has led to the accusation that Mitchell has allowed the parents to be exploited by a commercial broadcaster.

The fact that Mentorn, the production company making the programme, has given £10,000 to the Find Madeleine fund has not diminished the fuss: the money will be more than recouped from syndication.

ITV1, with the help of Mitchell, has kept other media organisations from the McCanns during the five weeks of the access deal with Mentorn.

The company has secured unseen footage of Mrs McCann, 40, her husband, 39, and their three-year-old twins behind the door of their home in Rothley, Leics.

It includes Mrs McCann breaking down in tears as she recalls the night Madeleine went missing. But Mitchell will be undeterred by the barbs, believing the two-hour documentary the best way to ensure that the search for Madeleine goes global again. This is what he is paid to do.

He always wanted to be a journalist and after O-levels at Friern Barnet School, Finchley, where he was head boy, he joined the Barnet & Potters Bar Times and then a BBC training scheme.

In a varied career he covered the Soham murders and, for two years from 2003, the Iraq war.

He was also on the royal beat when he was known - not very imaginatively - as "Clarence House".

But it was as a presenter on various BBC news programmes that he hoped to make his career after years on the road. His spell doing hourly bulletins on News 24 is best remembered for him sleeping through a 3am slot, which had to be filled by a somewhat dishevelled producer.

He became close to the McCanns after being sent twice by the Foreign Office to look after them when there were 40 camera crews outside their Portuguese apartment.

As a father of three children, aged two to 11, he has gone through the same agonies as many other parents who feared it could have happened to them.

His £70,000 salary, equivalent to what he earned in the Civil Service, is being paid by the double-glazing magnate Brian Kennedy, who has bankrolled much of the McCann campaign.

Surrendering his Civil Service pension will be compensated by the future benefits of his role in helping to make Madeleine's the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history.

Offers are coming in for book, broadcast, and lecture circuit opportunities when he returns to "ordinary life" - and even Mohamed Fayed is rumoured to be interested in hiring him.

Mitchell divides his time between his home in Bath, London, and Rothley and speaks to the McCanns every day. They are grateful to him for raising the profile of the search across Europe and North Africa, through visits to Morocco, Italy, Spain and Germany.

But the revelation that they were flying in a private jet was a bear trap that Mitchell should have spotted, and the couple flew home from a trip to Portugal on easyJet.

Mitchell was, as usual, only a few feet away from the couple when they met the Pope in St Peter's Square.



He was so overcome he reached out to grasp the papal hand and was rewarded with a blessing and a set of rosary beads from one of the priests in the Pontiff's retinue.

While calm in public, he has often blown up behind the scenes at reporters and is occasionally guilty of overdoing briefings.

In the last few weeks his public approach has changed, bluntly blaming the Portugese police for leaking statements from Mr and Mrs McCann that revealed Madeleine was left crying the night before she vanished.

Mitchell moved from the shadows to being branded a "manipulative liar" by the police and the row ensured once more that the McCanns returned to front pages across Europe. It was a job well done by the man at the centre of the story in his own right.
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Gerry McCann: police have given up
Madeleine McCann's father: police gave up
By Richard Edwards, Crime Correspondent
Last Updated: 2:39am BST 25/04/2008
The father of Madeleine McCann spoke last night of his fears that Portuguese police may have given up looking for his daughter.(POBREZINHO MENTIROSO)

Gerry McCann said he was frustrated at having so little contact with detectives in the past months and could not be sure that they were actively searching for the four-year- old. (ENTÃO,HOUVE TANTAS PROPOSTAS PARA SE ENCONTRAREM!QUAL A RAZÃO DE IREM VOAR PARA OUTROS LADOS?)

His comments came as one of the friends who dined with the McCanns on the night Madeleine vanished accused Portuguese police of "outrageous" hypocrisy. (QUE COISA!)

Rachael Oldfield, a member of the so-called "Tapas Seven", said the group had suffered for a year because of leaks and smears by the authorities.(SOFRERAM SÓ 1 ANO?OH,MADDIE!)

She said police were guilty of "double standards" for breaking their own strict secrecy laws while warning witnesses they would be jailed for speaking out.(AH!AH!)

"We were asked to comply with the Portuguese judicial secrecy laws [and] we were made to understand that we could face two years in prison for speaking out," she said.
(AH!AH!)
The revalations came in a BBC Radio 4 documentary and are the latest salvo in the war of words with police.

Mr McCann told the interviewer, Steve Kingstone: "We would like to know what is being done( NÃO SABEM?) to find Madeleine. We'd like know who has been eliminated from the inquiry and on what grounds and what leads are still being followed."(AH!)
Madeleine went missing from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on May 3, as her parents dined with friends nearby.

The friends - some of whom were interviewed by police in Leicestershire in the presence of Portuguese detectives - are Mrs Oldfield and her husband Matthew; Jane Tanner and her partner Dr Russell O'Brien; David Payne, his wife Fiona, and her mother Dianne Webster.
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P.R. - aqui nada é novo.Mas como veio publicado novamente no dia de hoje,deixo aqui antes que tirem.Depois tornam a colocar,quando lhes interessar.Não sou só eu que copio e colo.Eles fazem-no. Eu,porque quase não sei inglês;eles,porque já nem sabem que dizer.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/25
/nmccann125.xml

Anonymous said...

McCann friend on police role A friend of the McCann's, with them in Portugal, has publicly criticised the Portuguese police.25 Apr 2008 - A friend of the McCann's, with them in Portugal when Madeleine went missing, has publicly criticised the Portuguese police for leaking information about the inquiry into the missing child. Steve Kingstone interviewed Rachael Oldfield for BBC Radio 4's 'Searching for Madeleine', broadcast on the 24th April 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7365591.stm
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Gerry McCann says police have given up
Madeleine McCann's father: police gave up
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/25/nmccann125.xml
By Richard Edwards, Crime Correspondent
Last Updated: 2:39am BST 25/04/2008
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Clarence Mitchell, master of the Madeleine McCann media circus
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/25/nmccann225.xml
Last Updated: 2:39am BST 25/04/2008

Cláudia said...

Boas tardes neste dia de Liberdade.
Tem toda a razão, Guerra. Mas o mundo que os viu garantir que voltariam a Portugal assim que as autoridades achassem necessário é o mesmo mundo que os verá recusar. E o mundo tira conclusões, naturalmente. Aliás, verdade seja dita, aqueles já enganaram quem tinham de enganar...

Outono said...

Cláudia e Guerra: super!
Cláudia:Como?Como será?Se for a queda do G.B.,a pessoas como os Mc é-lhes indiferente.Pensam só neles mesmo.
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Guerra:o máximo!Provavelmente é de nacionalidade brasileira ou luso-francês (oficina=consultório)É o máximo:"Essa hipótese faz me lembrar quando eu tinha que

arrastar o meu cão para ele entrar na oficina do veterinário.
Isto tem piada.
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O que não tem, são as armaduras pinocheteanas que criam todas as barreiras.O casalinho não virá.

O pinochet não foi jamais extraditado e voltou ao Chile apesar da morte e de desaparecimentos de uma infinidade de CHILENOS.

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anonymous:03:qq coisa de 25/04
outra melga tantan a picar? 2+1=3 3-1= 2;Certo? And,of course,all of we think Maddie=girl. We suposed.Os Mc é que sabem isso.Viveram com ela; tinham de lhes mudar as fraldas;dar banho,etc

E vá hoje até Paris,à la Place Trocadero.Ainda tem tempo.
anonymous use as ferramentas de tradução.
25 April 2008 03:23

Outono said...

Tão fofinho!O C.M.,claro!

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Kate and Gerry McCann spokesman advising Scarlett Keeling's mother
By Caroline Gammell
Last Updated: 2:56pm BST 25/04/2008



The mother of murdered teenager Scarlett Keeling has enlisted

the help of Kate and Gerry McCann's spokesman Clarence Mitchell.

Fiona MacKeown, a mother of eight,

has been vilified in the press(BRITISH PRESS)ATÉ MOSTRARAM DESDENHOSAMENTE A CARAVANA E O SEU INTERIOR-DESARRUMADO) for leaving her 15-year-old daughter to fend for herself in the Indian resort of Anjuna in Goa while she went travelling with her other children.


Mr and Mrs McCann were similarly criticised for leaving their daughter Madeleine in their holiday apartment in the Algarve on the night she disappeared while they dined with friends nearby.

Scarlett's body was found on Anjuna beach on February 18 and although police initially claimed the teenager had accidentally drowned, it was then established she had been raped and murdered.

Miss MacKeown,

who has flown back to Goa to put pressure on the Indian authorities to investigate the case,

said she had contacted Mr Mitchell a couple of weeks ago: "He is just advising me really."

Mr Mitchell, who is not being paid,

said he was giving her advice on how to deal with the media interest in Scarlett's death and her unusual family background.

"I am helping Fiona rather than formally representing her,"

he said.

"She seemed to think there were some parallels in the media interest and the treatment she has received.

"She just wondered

if I could give her some advice. Gerry and Kate are fully aware

that I have been in touch with her and if somebody with a genuinely deserving case thinks

I can help, then I will."

Miss MacKeown said she was going back to India for eight days because she feels the investigation has stalled.

The case was supposed to have been passed from the local Goan authorities to the Central Bureau of Investigation in March.

"The CBI claim they haven't even been approached," she said. "I am going to go and find out exactly what is going on.

"I am going to see the tourism minister and tell him that I am going
to promote Goa as a dangerous place

to go because of the way the police treat crime and how cheaply they value a tourist's life."
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Como os Mc têm muito e afinal a Senhora até tem um Guru,fica bem!Mais outro pulinho.

Outono said...

SOS Madeleine:
25.04.2008
Avocats et diplomates au secours des McCann
Kate et Gerry veulent des garanties pour revenir au Portugal
Ce sont les avocats du couple qui ont entamé les premiers contacts, au plus haut niveau, afin d’obtenir une sorte d’immunité que puisse permettre à Kate et Gerry McCann d’effectuer le déplacement à Praia da Luz, au Portugal, sans être inquiétés"
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Mais no Blog de D.L.

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Outono said...

A(quase mesma) notícia cujo título é um espanto.
"Mother of Goa murder victim Scarlett Keeling
turns to McCann's PR guru Clarence Mitchell

in fight for justice
Last updated at 10:52am on 25th April 2008


Fiona MacKeown,

whose 15-year-old daughter was drugged, raped and murdered on an Indian beach,

is using

the help of Kate and Gerry McCann's public relations guru in her fight for justice, it was revealed today.


Miss MacKeown, who returns to India today in pursuit of the truth over Scarlett Keeling's brutal slaying,

is hoping spin doctor Clarence Mitchell can prevent negative publicity further hurting her tarnished reputation and put pressure on the Indian authourities to keep the investigation going.

Like the embattled McCanns, she has been accused of neglecting her eldest daughter, faced a hostile foreign police force that did all it could to botch the investigation and seen a media behave first as friend and then as foe.

In desperation, she contacted Mr Mitchell,
the former BBC correspondent

and Whitehall mandarin turned

mouthpiece for the McCanns,

to put pressure on the Indian police and government to keep its investigation going.

The inquiry was prompted by Fiona's perseverance and has proved

incredibly damaging to the lucrative tourism industry in the holiday state of Goa.

Mr Mitchell,

who is offering advice free, said:

"When she first contacted me, she was a little bit lost."

Miss MacKeown is returning to India, despite the risk of arrest, to conduct interviews over the next eight days to keep up pressure on the authorities.
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Picture photo(Mc+guru)
PR guru: Clarence Mitchell speaks to the press, flanked by Kate and Gerry McCann



She says: "What I have been through is horrific, but what Kate and Gerry have been through is even more horrific.

"Their nightmare has been worse. It has gone on for so long. You can see it in her face. I think I have a fair idea now what happened to Scarlett.

"They don't know what happened to Madeleine."

Mrs MacKeown is still defending her record as a mother, despite leaving Scarlett, who was just 15, by herself in India before she was raped and murdered in mysterious circumstances in the popular Indian beach resort of Goa.


Miss MacKeown, 43, who lives in a rundown caravan site in Devon, said: "Scarlett was a very strong-willed and mature girl for her age and she wanted to be independent. She was very like me.

"Maybe I was naive about the mindset of Indian men but this

could have happened in the UK.

What if she had gone on a school trip to London and been killed there?

The only difference is police here would have taken it seriously from the start."

?????????????????????????????


The mother-of-eight, has revealed her first visit to the mortuary in Goa to identify Scarlett's body, discovered in the beach resort of Anjuna on 18 February.

She was escorted by four policemen, one of whom pulled off the covers to reveal her daughter's naked body.


Victim: Scarlett, 15, was relaxed and happy before she was raped and murdered on a beach in Goa
She quickly replaced the sheet, not spotting the abrasions and marks that covered the corpse.
"I did notice a mark on her head and another under her eye which at the time the police said was a result of her head bobbing up and down in the water," she says.

"But locals had said Scarlett was found on the beach and that was my first suspicion."


Police at first said Scarlett had died of a drugs overdose or had drowned accidentally but a second post mortem examination carried out at Fiona's insistence revealed more than 50 bruises to the body and concluded she had been given ecstasy, cocaine and LSD on the night she died and that she had been raped and murdered.

Two men are in custody for the murder but Fiona suspects at least one other is implicated and has so far bribed his way out of trouble.

During her return to India she will seek a full inquiry, despite acknowledging the risks involved.

She said: "I have been told they will try to do me for drugs.

"They are trying to insinuate I am a drugs runner.

"The defence lawyer is claiming it and so is one of the government ministers.

"They have also said I should be charged with manslaughter for the bohemian way I bring up my children."

The first time she flew to India was in November, when she travelled with her then boyfriend Rob Clarke - the couple have since split and no longer speak - and eight of her nine children.

"Scarlett had insisted on staying in Anjuna with a 25-year-old man.
Miss MacKeown thought, naively, he was just a friend.

In fact, local tour guide Julio Lobowas was Scarlett's lover, a fact revealed in telling

and hurtful diary extracts leaked by Goan police to the local media.

Meanwhile, Miss MacKeown was many hours' drive away in a neighbouring province, in regular telephone contact but trusting that her daughter, who had a boyfriend back in Devon, was in safe hands.

Then four days before Scarlett was discovered dead, Fiona received news from England that her eldest son Halloran, 19, had almost died in a road accident.

The night before Scarlett was killed, Fiona telephoned her daughter to tell her they were going home.

"I told Scarlett about the accident and she was very upset.

"I said we were going home and she was really pleased," recalls Fiona.

They agreed to meet at a destination six hours' drive away but Scarlett never made it.

What happened on the night is still not clear but with Julio ill and in bed, Scarlett embarked on a drinking bender with a girlfriend.

Later, she was raped on the beach - her mother insists she was drugged - and forcibly drowned.***************************

Fica como arquivo.

A piada está no britih título.

Cláudia said...

Olá, Outono. A queda do G.B. não lhes diz nada, claro. A não ser que isso significasse falta de apoio... Só há três coisas, na minha opinião, que lhes doeria verdadeiramente: o bolso, a verdade (conhecida independentemente da forma) ou então, muito menos provável, a choça.

guerra said...

Outono, I'm Luso-Canadian. I left Portugal when I was five years old, therefore my Portuguese is terrible.
I'm trying to improve my Portuguese, so once in a while I write a letter in Portuguese. It is a pain though because my keyboard doesn't have the accents and so I have to use number codes. Thanks for correcting me, I appreciate it. Obrigado

Joana Morais said...

Caro Paulo, passei para desejar um bom dia de Liberdade - 25 de Abril. Estou feliz que tenhas voltado. Um grande abraço
JM

Outono said...

"Mais piadas".
Foto do G.Mc.

Legenda:Gerry McCann ... 'innocent'

********(temos apenas a foto dele;temos....e a legenda apenas com o seu nome).
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/maddie/article1087754.ece

Embora o título seja :"Pal says Gerry & Kate not guilty "

R.O = She said: “There’s just ........... . . I was there.”
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Pois estava.

Outono said...

Um comentário cheio de "humor" do C.M. (a propósito de um livro que há-de sair):

"But the McCanns’ spokesman SEM MEMÓRIA Clarence Mitchell said: “We are not surprised at this.

“It is sad that people feel the need to make money out of Madeleine.”

ESPANTOSO!FALTA-LHE O ESPELHO PARA SE VER BEM!

"FUN TASTIC;NÃO É"?

Doughnut said...

A few days ago I received an email from Gordon Spence at Mark Warner who confirms that Mark Warner's legal team approached a numner of parties about retracting their criticism of Mark Warner. Here's an excerpt from the email he sent:

"Mrs McCann issued a statement yesterday confirming that she has no criticisms of Mark Warner, and the final edition of yesterday’s Evening Standard printed a correction and an apology following approaches by our legal team."

It certainly seems like their legal team was active and responded to the slurs very quickly. Were the McCanns approached by the same legal team? Is this what prompted Kate and Mitchell's lightning fast clarrie-fication on the statement?

Outono said...

Silent Man:

"http://esplendordelaforma.blogspot.com/2008/04/tiempo-de-lanzar-ms-globos.html"


Arrepiante,mesmo.

Anonymous said...

McCANNS: OUR TELL-ALL BOOK
EXCLUSIVE Maddie 1 year on They hit back at slurs


By Lori Campbell Lori.Campbell@Sundaymirror.Co.Uk 27/04/2008
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More money.Money,money...
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'All proceeds will go to the Find Madeline Fund'

Anonymous said...

A Mãe Coragem do nosso Rui Pedro alguma vez desistiu? Nunca. Não deixará de querer saber o que fizeram ao seu FILHO.
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From The Sunday TimesApril 27, 2008

Madeleine McCann's exhausted mother has thought of giving up search
(Steven Swinford and Christopher Thompson )
The mother of Madeleine McCann has admitted for the first time to having “desperate” days when she considers giving up the search for her daughter."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3822664.ece

Anonymous said...

Madeleine, One Year On: Campaign for Change is being shown on ITV1 at 8pm on Wednesday

From The Sunday TimesApril 27, 2008
"This Saturday marks the first anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance. How have the McCanns coped?"
Emma Loach

Anonymous said...

I feel desperately for Kate McCann - her life has been ruined, she loathes the spotlight
By JUSTINE MCGUINESS - More by this author »

Last updated at 00:20am on 27th April 2008
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=562294&in_page_id=1770

Cláudia said...

Just to let you know that I have created a place where people who wish to do so can leave a message of support to the PJ. It is not intended to discuss the case and it is also not intended to be a place for discussion in general. Just a place I needed to create!

http://proud-of-the-pj.blogspot.com/

Alan said...

Why proud of the PJ? - They have no idea what happened to Madeleine, and are not even looking.

Anonymous said...

BOM DIA,PAULO! COMO VAI?Como está? Passa-se mais alguma coisa chata para Si? SHU
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Bom dia,Cláudia:
o link ainda não abre.Vou tentar novamente.

É cedo,são ainda 07:30(o meu gato rezingão manda mesmo aqui em casa e adora acordar quando ainda está escuro.Daí que eu venha ao Pc tão cedo).
Ligo a tv a propósito dos noticiários e o 24h diz que os Mc imcombustíveis(palavra do explendor,que acho o máximo)foram ameaçados de morte.Só vi o título.Provavelmente,mais uma manobra do incombustível C.M.

Bom dia.


SHU

Cláudia said...

Olá, SHU.
Eu tenho conseguido aceder sem problemas e outras pessoas também. Vá tentando! :-)

Anonymous said...

alan,28 April 2008 01:06

How are you sure about?
Can You explain?
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Título: DESAPARICIÓN / EL MISTERIO INSEPULTO
UN CONFUSO AÑO SIN MADELEINE
Sección:CRONICA
ANÍBAL MALVAR Columna: 10 Edición/Página: A-5 El Mundo 27.04.2008
http://www.arcadiespada.es/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/madeleine.RTF

Outono said...

Cláudia: consegui quase de imediato aceder. Não posso é ter às vezes várias pág. abertas.Ao fecha-las,consegui logo de manhã e até lá deixei um comentário.
Acho que a Cláudia respondeu.Estamos trocadas nas horas,ou "dependentes"(bem dependentes do P.Reis,do óptimo sentido).

Shu

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Anonymous said...

Paulo: por favor e se tiver paciência,faça a filtragem desta notícia na :http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1314229,00.html
Has Madeleine 'Abductor' Struck Again?

Alex Watts
Sky News Online
Praia da Luz Updated:12:53, Monday April 28, 2008

..."The incident on March 11 was originally being dealt with by the local Lagoa GNR police force but this week was passed to specialist officers ..........."

"Villagers are wary of discussing the case over fears it may put off tourists from coming to the area."
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Mesmo contando consigo,o que me parece: mais manobras dos incombustíveis;o pretender que exista o tal (parecido com o G.Harrison,Beatles) e,para complemento "ataque ao turismo".

No Blog da J.M.,penso que numa noticia lá colocada, conta-se que os empregados esquivam-se a falar; mas lá houve uma que acabou por dizer que o serviço que faz não é o de tomar conta das crianças,mas que acaba por fazê-lo pois elas andam completamente à solta e pele,tipo lagosta.

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a verificação das palavras está a tornar-se cada vez mais difícil(quer que paremos?Não levamos a mal,acredite.O P. é que sabe como está).

SHU

Cláudia said...

Olá, outono.
Sim, estamos trocadas! :-)
E sim, também respondi. Obrigada por ter comentado lá e dado o seu apoio à PJ.

Joana Morais said...

Paulo vê o meu blog sobre o artigo do El Mundo, o 'Jornalista' Aníbal Malvar plagiou e mentiu no artigo. passa palavra, por favor.
um beijo
Jo.

Cláudia said...

Joana, o idiota do jornaleiro (não merece ser chamado de jornalista) pegou num diálogo fictício entre dois agentes fictícios do livro do Paulo Pereira Cristóvão e achou que aquilo era real. Como se diz cá para cima: arre que é burro! ;-)

Outono said...

Bom dia,Paulo!
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Bom dia,Cláudia: o jornaleiro está super!
Ele e o british jornaleiro T.P.(ver Blog da Joana) são ambos,além de incombustíveis,uns perfeitos T3(tristes trastes tantans).
O jornaleiro de Espanha,tal é a pressa,faz "bi-ficção", para ganhar dinheiro depressa e para amachucar tb.A velocidade foi tanta que fez uma bela romaria à senhora da asneira.

Grande Gozo!

Outono said...

São dois,os avisos:
um,insidioso-contra o turismo no Algarve;
o outro,importante:

"A presença na zona do Carvoeiro de um alegado pedófilo – que faz a sua vida como músico e é acusado de ter abusado de cinco filhos (quatro raparigas e um rapaz) durante 16 anos – está a levar um site britânico (www.web-weavers.co.uk/sarahslaw/irishdave.htm) ........................."

"O homem, de 56 anos, natural de ..............., cumpriu três anos de cadeia por atentado ao pudor

e saiu em liberdade antes da legislação britânica prever o registo para os responsáveis por crimes sexuais contra menores e o seu acompanhamento."

Correio da Manhã
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Os jornais ingleses,se tiverem acesso a alguma base de dados sobre os seus compatriotas pedófilos e afins,já poderiam ter comunicado a Portugal que os "acolhe" sem saber.

Outono said...

BRAVO!

Parabêns aos JORNALISTAS E BLOGGERS VERTICAIS por denunciarem um crime "jornalístico".

MUITA FORÇA E CONTINUAÇÂO DO VOSSO EXCELENTE TRABALHO!

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P.R. : como vai tudo?
(Quem não sabe,não sente,não vê=PREOCUPA-SE!).

O melhor de tudo para Si e Sua Familia.

Anonymous said...

P.R./Silent Man:

muito ânimo;tudo a correr muitissimo bem.Super positivo,sim?

SHU/Out

Lembre-se dos bons auspícios que a Sua Sogra lhe comunicou.

Cláudia said...

Outono, o jornaleiro é patético!
Se aquilo tem qualidade para trabalhar no El Mundo, eu na próxima semana ainda vou efectuar uma cirurgia cardíaca!

Anonymous said...

Buenas noches, Paulo, boa noite.
Leerte en inglés, con la ayuda de google, no siempree es fácil,pero es siempre un placer.
¿Cuándo podremos volver a leer tus inteligentes artículos en portugués? Yo no lo hablo ni lo escribo, pero lo leo bien y tus artículos son una pura delicia.
Sigue escribiendo, de todos modos, aunque sea en inglés...ya me las arreglaré para irlos traduciendo.
Afectuosamente, desde España

Eme.

Chubby said...

Hi Paulo,

Thank you for your hard work to provide us with information on the Madeleine case and, in my opinion, for adding a healthy part of sense of humour to your articles :)

I simply love your way of putting things down on paper (or rather on screen). What else can I say but:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Keep going :)

marie(f) said...

Bonjour Paulo Reis

je regrette vos articles en portugais (je suis nulle en anglais)et le traducteur automatique n'est pas terrible! Vivement que vous ayez plus de temps pour en mettre de temps en temps! Bon courage et merci!

Outono said...

Cláudia: toda a razão! Quando escrevi crime "jornalistico" deveria ter sido crime jornaleiro do T3 espanhol(triste traste tantan).

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Não vai nada fazer cirurgias cardíacas.
O jornaleiro T3=lixo.Se está no El Mundo....ultrapassa-nos,por enquanto.Talvez faça mais asneiras.
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O Resto,desde o BRAVO é um elogio a todos Vós,seres VERTICAIS!Bloggers e Jornalistas(pois jornaleiros não contam).

Porque ao espalharem a vigarice do dito,fizeram o trabalho necessário e excelente. Não se assuste comigo.Fique descansada e poupe o coração.Já basta o que basta.

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Paulo: também concordo com um dos comentaristas: tem sentido de e capacidade de síntese e de oportunidade.
TUDO DE BOM!


Reli o que escrevi e parece-me claro.Foi a Cláudia que se assustou.Nunca farei elogio a seres invertebrados do tipo incombustível T3.