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Conservative MEP Accuses Kate And Gerry McCann Of ‘Gross Negligence’

by | 11th, April 2008

mccanns4.jpgTHE McCanns are campaiging for improved child safety. Their daughter Madeleine McCann is missing.

They have not been charged with committing any crime. Yet an Anorak reader sends us this missive from Struan Stevenson, MEP:


Here is my reply to a letter of complaint to Struan STEVENSON MEP

‘Thanks for your email. I have agreed to join a number of prominent Euro politicians in launching a written declaration which seeks to create an amber-alert system in the EU, similar to that which exists in the US. While such a system will not stop child abduction it may help with the speedy recovery of dozens of children before they are spirited across borders. This has been the experience in the US.

As far as the McCanns are concerned, they are simply a focus for the launch of our initiative. No one, least of all they themselves, denies their gross negligence in leaving their babies unattended, however briefly, while on holiday. However, they have paid a heavy price for their mistake and I can only hope that people will have sympathy with their on-going plight.

Best wishes,

Vice President of the EPP-ED Group
Conservative Member for Scotland
European Parliament

Was it gross negligence? A legal definition of it here and here.

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