Anorak News | The Home Office and its Madeleine McCann ‘secret file’

The Home Office and its Madeleine McCann ‘secret file’

by | 2nd, July 2012

YESTERDAY, the Sunday Express had a Madeleine McCann story. The headline told us:


James Murray wrote:

THE Home Office is refusing to release secret files on the Madeleine McCann case to avoid diplomatic ructions with Portugal.

Oh? Go on:

The documents are believed to record discussions with the Metropolitan Police about sensitive details of the baffling case.

Believed. By whom?

Rejecting attempts by a newspaper to see the files, the Home Office said there would be “specific detriment to the UK’s relationship with Portugal” if they were released.

How would a child’s vanishing affect relations between Britain and her oldest ally?

The story is so thin on fact and so deep in sensation that it pretty much epitomises reporting on the matter to date.

Spotter: Karen

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