The Strange Case of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and the MC
L'interprétation de Craig Murray sur l'emballement inconsidéré, irréfléchi, infantile du 10 Downing Street semble tout à fait plausible. Malheureusement il a donné lieu à toutes sortes de théories complotistes qui ont fait le jeu d'une affaire probablement faussement mystérieuse.
I write not to argue with your views but to ask how you think adding yet more unsourced information can help people’s understanding of this case. As the comments I’ve read demonstrate they merely reinforce views, some of them false, that people already possessed. Sourcing means quoting the primary source, named and identified. The reader can then evaluate the relative validity of the source. In this harsh world even primary sources are not equal: Buck’s account of anything, for example, would always be weaker than a court report of him giving evidence on the matter. And, as I’ m sure you’re aware a newspaper article of any kind is not a source: it is a channel. Information given in confidence to one person remains confidential – i.e not available, and therefore useless to others, unless the confidence is waived or breached.
So, your claims and your evidence for them:
The other problem of course is the millions and millions of pounds of British taxpayers money spent since 2011 on trying to discredit the original Portuguese inquiry and prove the abductor theory put forward by the parents. So far not one shred of the McCanns’ abductor story has been backed up by anything arising from this current enquiry, which is why the leaders of tht enquiry have remined silent for the past five years.
The British were able to pursue leads that the original 2007 Portuguese investigation was either unable to follow up due to cost or refused to follow up because of implausibility, which is a kind of progress, but the bottom line is that once again the original investigator’s judgement in deciding which leads to pursue and which not to pursue has been proved correct.They have also, sadly, raised sufficent doubt in my mind that Madeline’s body will ever be found. The money that has been wasted by this attempt to second-guess and undermine what was, in the circumstances, a thorough and uncompromisingly professional investigation is of course a major public scandal, but no policeman, politician or government official past or present, Labour or Conservative, will ever be held to account for it.
The key to this disappearance, as in all such cases of this type, lies with the parents. Until the parents are properly investigated and cross-examined (something that has not happened in nine years) we will never know what really happened.