Anorak | Madeleine McCann: After Labour And The Tories, Esther Rantzen Patronises Our Maddie And James Bulger

Madeleine McCann: After Labour And The Tories, Esther Rantzen Patronises Our Maddie And James Bulger

by | 29th, April 2010

MADDIE WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann HAVING buttonholed David Cameron’s Tories and Home Secretary Alan Johnson , the McCanns have overlooked the independent MPs. But help is here in the form of Esther Rantzen, wannabe MP for Luton South.

In today’s Mail , Esther Rantzen steps in to make herself part of the political drive to find Our Maddie. It’s an open letter to Kate McCann:

The headline trills:

Our hearts go out to you Kate, but the truth is it’s time to find some peace…

Madeleine McCann Is An Election Issue As The Home Office Wades In

Dear Kate,

Dear Mrs McCann.

Can it really be only three years since your little daughter Madeleine disappeared? It feels like a century ago when her three-year-old face first began to haunt us.

True enough.

Her angelic expression and solemn eyes engraved themselves on to our hearts; they reached out to us from posters that went up everywhere, from airports to village shops.

Angelic? Is that a euphemism for blonde? Because Madeleine McCann is blonde. And the media does so love a photogenic blonde. But let’s move swiftly on to the other facts. And remember, Kate, Esther Rantzen is here to help.

Even now, the questions remain. Could she still be alive? Worst of all, is she the prisoner of some twisted individual? I know that must be your deepest fear – indeed it doesn’t bear thinking about – although of course it must always be at the back of your mind.

Now at the front of your mind. Thanks, Esther.

Over the years we have shared your nightmares. In those early months, as news story followed news story, we pored over the events of that fatal evening she went missing. You must have relived those hours a million times, and so have we.

Facts? You mean fact. A children went missing.

So I hope it doesn’t sound too harsh to suggest that three years later, the world has moved on. Not because we have forgotten Maddie, nor because we have lost sympathy with you and your family, but because the pain we felt at the time has begun to numb and heal with time.

Yes, Kate, we have moved on. Esther has moved on. And if she can and she cares so must you. You can read about how far

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