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Madeleine McCann: The McCanns’ Remind David Cameron About The Importance Of Children

by | 5th, October 2010

MADELEINE McCann is slowly making her way back into the news agenda. Three stories this month so far. The latest is that Kate and Gerry McCann are “saddened” that policeman Jim Gamble has resigned as chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) Centre.

Mr Gamble quit his post in light of moves to assimilate Ceop into a new National Crime Agency. He says such a move is not in the “best interest” of vulnerable children.

And her come the McCanns and Our Maddie, that benchmark of all missing children. The parents issue a statement:

“We are certain that he will be a huge loss to the field of child protection. Knowing how committed Mr Gamble is to this cause, it is extremely saddening that he feels unable to continue to lead Ceop, apparently as a consequence of the proposed Governmental changes.”

Yes. But is it sad for all missing children or just for Mr Gamble? But that comments is overshadowed by this:

“In this challenging economic climate, we urge the Government to remember the value of our children and the importance of the invaluable work which is necessary to protect them against the devastating crimes of child abduction and exploitation.”

David Cameron’s son died. Does he need reminding of “the value of our children”? The search for innocent Madeleine McCann should not end. But the McCanns taking centre stage to talk for children, parents and guardians is odd. At worst, it smacks of opportunism. It does keep their missing daughter in the news – and do we ever want to know what happened to her – but are the McCanns really the spokespeople for all the missing and the potential missing? Do these kind of comments make us care less for them and so less likely to support them and give money to their search?

Pain has given way to politics.

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The last word is with Home Secretary Theresa May defended the move, saying: “The Government recognises the importance of child protection and wants to build upon the work of Ceop, but does not necessarily feel this is best done by creating a new quango.”

Madeleine McCann is still missing. No agency nor policeman has found her.

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