After spending £12million on the fruitless search for Maddie isn’t it time we prioritised the children who are dying here and now today – and who don’t happen to be cute and blonde?

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After spending £12million on the fruitless search for Maddie isn’t it time we prioritised the children who are dying here and now today – and who don’t happen to be cute and blonde?

Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:57 pm

Madeleine McCann’s face remains one of the most poignant images of the past decade. Those trusting blue-green eyes and sweet smile are a poignant reminder that a perfect family holiday can suddenly end in tragedy.

Eleven years on, the public, the police and her distraught parents still haven’t a clue what happened to this sweet three year old on May 3rd 2007, when she vanished from her bedroom in a holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal while her parents were dining with friends a few yards away.

Since then, the search for Madeleine has cost over £11.8million - and this week, the British government announced they are contributing another £150,000 to allow Scotland Yard to continue their investigation until next March.

This is hardly a large sum of money but it begs the question - why should this case continue to attract funding at all, when there is clearly little chance of success? Why does the search for Madeleine attract more resources than investigating the thousands of other children and teenagers who have gone missing in the UK in the last decade?

The mother of Charlene Downes, who vanished aged 14 in Blackpool in 2003, says 'all missing children need a voice' and reckons her daughter has been ignored because she came from a working class background.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6394051/JANET-STREET-PORTER-focus-children-dying-today-not-Maddie.html
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Re: After spending £12million on the fruitless search for Maddie isn’t it time we prioritised the children who are dying here and now today – and who don’t happen to be cute and blonde?

Post by nicko on Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:36 pm

An other excuse for a Police "Jolly".?
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Re: After spending £12million on the fruitless search for Maddie isn’t it time we prioritised the children who are dying here and now today – and who don’t happen to be cute and blonde?

Post by Jules on Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:22 pm

nicko wrote:An other excuse for a Police "Jolly".?

Yes these are all-expenses-paid trips. 

I read that some of the last lot of coppers who flew out to Portugal did a pub crawl & got drunk as skunks the minute they arrived and slept in, the following morning. As a result they were late arriving at a scheduled top level meeting with the Portuguese authorities which was the whole point of the trip, and nursing hangovers.  Smile  Send teetotallers next time! 
Poor Maddie!

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Post by nicko on Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:49 pm

The McCanns must have something "on" our Government !
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