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Madeleine McCann: Sarah Vine’s Maddie and Me – a Daily Mail horror story

by | 16th, October 2013

MADELEINE McCann: a look at the missing child in the news.

Daily Express :




But the police don’t know the name of any snatcher. Apart from that the headline is accurate.

Can that be topped?  Sarah Vine has a go in the Daily Mail :

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SARAH VINE: Maddie, my little girl and why life is a risk you can’t avoid

It’s a Maddie and Me story from Mrs Michael Gove.

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been one of those awful stories that, as a parent, I’ve never quite been able to look in the eye.

As a parent… Oh, dread phrase. Because only parents can understand and feel for a missing child.

It’s mostly cowardice on my behalf, born out of the fact that my daughter, now ten, is the same age as Madeleine.

Er… So, the missing child is alive.

She was born on May 12, 2003; my daughter on May 7. They both had those enormous, almond-shaped eyes and that fringe. It was all a bit too close for comfort.

This freaky kid with the huge eyes might be next on the kidnapper’s list. Best grow her fringe over those big peepers and lock her up, Sarah. And lock yourself up with her. Let’s not have Maddie II lonely.

So Monday night’s Crimewatch was something of a revelation to me. It was the first time I really understood what had happened on that evening, and the first time I had properly sat down and listened to the McCanns talking about Madeleine.

So who better than the new convert to talk about the biggest news story of the decade, then?

Whatever the reasons for Madeleine’s disappearance, one possibility is emerging: even if they had not dined 50 yards away from their apartment that evening, it might have happened anyway.

She would have been kidnapped with them at home with her?

If, as Scotland Yard now seems to suspect, the family were the victim of a premeditated crime, the perpetrators could have just as easily spirited away Madeleine while Gerry and Kate were sleeping.

Anyone see a flaw in Vine’s cunning kidnappers’ cunning plan?

Of course, in terms of solving this mystery, this fact is wholly irrelevant. But psychologically, it’s very important. It’s a tiny crumb of sanity, the merest sliver of respite in what must have been six years of unimaginable guilt.


Besides, it’s not as if we haven’t all been there. I can remember having two children under the age of four. I couldn’t wait for the little monkeys to go to bed so that I could, as my husband and I used to call it, ‘reclaim the night’.

My eyes! God. My

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