Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: And Another Thing Gordon Brown, Stephen Winyard Says And Christmas

Madeleine McCann: And Another Thing Gordon Brown, Stephen Winyard Says And Christmas

by | 9th, December 2007

mccann-parents.jpgMADDY WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

THE PEOPLE: “Madeleine probe hit by delays”

Eight months of looking and now this headline..?

“Police plans to quiz Maddie McCann’s parents again look set to be delayed until after Christmas” – who works over Christmas?


“Kate and Gerry McCann fear Portuguese police could turn up on their doorstep on Christmas Day” – They should read The People and stop worrying about “dithering Algarve detectives”; the tabloid press’s not-so-wise men

Says a source close to the couple: “They’re desperate for their first Christmas without Madeleine to be an intimate, private affair. But they’re on tenterhooks because the occasion could be gatecrashed”

Maybe their private detectives can save the day? Metodo 3 director Francisco Marco tells us: “I think it’s going very well. I am unable to say too much except that everything is very positive.” At a rate of £2,000-a-day, hard to see how things could be negative…

“MCCANNS ‘WILL BE CLEARED BY XMAS’” – so reported the Star one week ago

DAILY MAIL: “Red tape could delay questioning of McCanns until after Christmas”
“Police questioning of Gerry and Kate McCann over the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine could be delayed until after Christmas. Portuguese detectives are ready to fly to the UK and have prepared letters with questions the couple and their seven holiday friends must answer. But they are being held up by a mass of red tape”

Gerry and Kate McCann are “doctors”. Such are the facts

THE TIMES: “Brown ‘ignores’ plea by McCanns”

McCann backer Stephen Winyard, who owns a Scottish health spa, says the “shutters had gone up” after Portuguese police named Gerry and Kate McCann as suspects: “Our request to meet with ministers – the prime minister, the home secretary and the foreign secretary – has still not been met”

It was one so different with Gordon ‘Columbo’ Brown

SUNDAY HERALD: “Tycoon blasts Brown over missing Madeleine”

Stephen Winyard has also offered a £1m reward for Madeleine’s return

Says he: “”This government was elected to look after its citizens. And it’s fair to say it’s a fundamental principle of our legal system that everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. With that in mind, I would really strongly urge that Gordon Brown, who has previously been really supportive, accede to our request for a meeting at ministerial level”

Will Gordon Brown meet the McCann party then look at every missing person and apparent crime?

Says Winyard: “Both Gerry and Kate have been through an absolute nightmare and they’re facing some very difficult weeks with Christmas coming up”

Gordon Brown is a politician. Such are the facts

The sensation and speculation

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