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Post  tigger on Sun 10 Feb - 14:06

Panda wrote:
Iris wrote:They are good at telling other people what to do, although they can't manage it themselves. You'd think that Clarence Mitchell, ex-head of the MMU, would be an expert at controlling what gets printed in the press. Now Mister Gerry is complaining that they can't control the press? What the feck are they paying Clarence good money for, then?
Hi Iris, i don't think Clarence is working for them now, otherwise he would have advised Gerry not to get involved with
Hacked off........His phone never got hacked!!!! We have noticed that there has been very little News about the McCanns lately, they made no comment about SY going to NZ, few Papers reported it and the photo of Gerry in the Guardian has to be extracting the urine.

Would be the first time the truth had stopped Mitchell or GM from doing what they like. Everything is a stepping stone to their ultimate goal, truth doesn't come into it.


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Post  cherry1 on Sun 10 Feb - 14:10

@ marxman - This may be in his mind but I dont think he would be successful in politics cos
he will always be tainted, more and more people are becoming aware of the facts
of this case, and not taken in by the Mccanns. People have also seen the interviews and read the statements, nobody would trust him (not that anyone particularly trusts politicians anyway) and I would think it would damage any Party that took him on board.


On second thoughts, isnt there a Raving Looney Party!

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Feb - 14:14

Thanks frenchperson for the latest comments, this one caught my attention. Do you remember a couple of months ago when the Accounts were due to be released that I had seen the Resolution about the role of NSU being altered? Someone else has picked up on it.
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"In late 2011, the McCanns made some amendments to the objectives of the Find Madeleine Fund which enable them to, among other things:

"alone or with other organisations seek to influence public opinion and make representations to and seek to influence governmental and other bodies and institutions".

Gerry McCann wouldn't be paying himself, with money donated by a well-wishing public in the belief that their money will help the McCanns to 'find Madeleine', to further this particular agenda, would he? Money which also affords him the services of a PR spokesman who left his job as head of the Labour govt's Media Monitoring Unit, where it was his job to "control what comes out in the press", in order to represent the McCanns.

As someone said earlier, Gerry McCann (whose phone apparently was never hacked) and Hacked off do indeed make for very strange bedfellows."

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Post  marxman on Sun 10 Feb - 14:22

cherry1 wrote:@ marxman - This may be in his mind but I dont think he would be successful in politics cos
he will always be tainted, more and more people are becoming aware of the facts
of this case, and not taken in by the Mccanns. People have also seen the interviews and read the statements, nobody would trust him (not that anyone particularly trusts politicians anyway) and I would think it would damage any Party that took him on board.


On second thoughts, isnt there a Raving Looney Party!

Yes Cherry, you are correct, he would fail in politics but
within Gerry's mind he maybe as deluded as to believe that
he is political gold! I was wondering if with all the awards,
select commitee appearences, media limelight and having
a 'star' author for his wife, he may be so deluded and
misguided as to give politics a go. Maybe Prime Minister
Gerry? Haha

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Post  cherry1 on Sun 10 Feb - 14:24

or make him Minister for Dog Welfare!

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Post  matthew on Sun 10 Feb - 14:26

Come back Maggie Thatcher...all is forgiven

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Post  malena stool on Sun 10 Feb - 14:47

cherry1 wrote:or make him Minister for Dog Welfare!

 photo DSCN0217_zpse5c10201.jpg
I don't want my welfare in his hands thank you very much!

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Feb - 14:53

Nice one malena.

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Post  cherry1 on Sun 10 Feb - 14:56

yes, thinking about it we dont want to insult dogs
and put their welfare in danger!

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Post  tigger on Sun 10 Feb - 15:06

Panda wrote:Thanks frenchperson for the latest comments, this one caught my attention. Do you remember a couple of months ago when the Accounts were due to be released that I had seen the Resolution about the role of NSU being altered? Someone else has picked up on it.
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"In late 2011, the McCanns made some amendments to the objectives of the Find Madeleine Fund which enable them to, among other things:

"alone or with other organisations seek to influence public opinion and make representations to and seek to influence governmental and other bodies and institutions".


Gerry McCann wouldn't be paying himself, with money donated by a well-wishing public in the belief that their money will help the McCanns to 'find Madeleine', to further this particular agenda, would he? Money which also affords him the services of a PR spokesman who left his job as head of the Labour govt's Media Monitoring Unit, where it was his job to "control what comes out in the press", in order to represent the McCanns.

As someone said earlier, Gerry McCann (whose phone apparently was never hacked) and Hacked off do indeed make for very strange bedfellows."

And guess who is director of a PR firm closely related to Gordon Brown? His wife.
Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications

Perhaps the PR firm with the widest reputation for what it calls 'integrity PR' is Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications the firm started by Julia Hobsbawm and Sarah Macaulay who first met at school but became business partners through working for the Labour Party in the early 1990s. Macaulay, now known as Sarah Brown, is better known as the wife of Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister and former Chancellor of the Exchequer. Hobsbawm has been a long time fundraiser for New Labour, and a tireless defender of the PR industry.
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New Labour are right behind the fragrant pair it seems and indeed, has always seemed so to me.

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Post  malena stool on Sun 10 Feb - 15:19

Tigger posted,
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New Labour are right behind the fragrant pair it seems and indeed, has always seemed so to me.
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This is an article posted on 3As if I remember rightly, (perhaps some others on here can remember who it was) regarding the unhealthy relationship between the McCanns and the then incumbent Government and Prime Minister, New Labour and Gordon Brown.

QUOTE.
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:36 pm Post subject: Part II of Gordon Brown Investigates. Letter for MP

OK.
My original posting, 'Gordon Brown Investigates' clearly stirred up some healthy debate, and I was beaten to it by more than one savvy member who suggested we contact our respective MP's. I am here, reproducing the letter that I submitted to MY Conservative MP. I have since spoken to him by telephone, and although he wishes to remain anonymous, he assures me that there is quite a bit of uneasy feeling in the Conservative Party about Mr. Brown's involvement in this matter, and he feels that it is probably only a 'question of time' before the matter is brought to a head within political circles. I am NOT a politico, so cannot and do not want to comment on that aspect.

This is NOT a question of the McCanns guilt or innocence. It is a question of just how much the Government of this country is truly enforcing the Political pressure that the Portuguese all claim. We either have to consider that the Government IS up to some dirty tricks, for whatever reason, or we have to join that bastion of Journalistic excellence, Tony 'Glenda' Parsons, in calling for the Portuguese 'bumpkins' et al to keep their 'sardine munching mouths' shut.

Here it is. Copy, delete, modify, alter, print and wipe your ass+++ at will. But SEND it! To Conservative MP's AND Labour/Liberals/.


Dear
The disappearance of Madeleine McCann has unquestionably become the most heart rending, perplexing and complicated case in recent years. There cannot be anyone who would not dearly love for her to be found safe and well and reunited with her parents.

However, it is unequivocally clear that there is much contention, conflict and potentially irreparable damage being caused between the two countries concerned, Britain and Portugal, much of which appears to have been effected by the Government of this country, including the current Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

This case is surely unique in the annals of Legal history, not least because it is unquestionably the first time that two official suspects in a serious criminal case have ever been appointed the Director of HM Government Media Monitoring Unit to act as their mentor and spokesperson, effectively from as early as when Madeleine McCann first disappeared, not to mention being permitted to form a Business COMPANY in order to raise remuneration from sympathetic members of the General Public.

Furthermore, whilst it is neither prudent nor legally permissible to specifically comment on particular aspects of the case, it is a matter of common knowledge that the Portuguese Authorities have never placed any significance on the alleged sighting of an ‘abductor’ made by Jane Tanner on the night of May 3rd. It is also a matter of common knowledge, however, that an appeal WAS made for information relating to this ‘abductor’, both in Portugal and on the BBC’s ‘Crimewatch’ programme, some weeks AFTER the alleged event, as a consequence of the direct and personal intervention of Gordon Brown.

Whilst it has never been reported or even intimated in any media outlet in this country, (at least to the best of my knowledge), much of the Portuguese Authorities, the Media, the Police and the general populace of that country are in the belief that Kate and Gerry McCann have been permitted to avoid the consequences of Portugal’s legal system due to Political pressure being applied by the British Government. When Alberto Costa, the Justice Minister, was asked on Portuguese national television to comment on whether Political pressure was being applied in this case he refused to comment.

Additionally, it is commonly perceived and widely reported in Portugal that the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has asked Jose Socrates that the results of the DNA tests (from Birmingham) are not to be published immediately in Portugal. Again, on Portuguese TV, Paulo Rebelo, the current Chief of the Policia Justiciaria in mid October, explained not only how the DNA results WOULD be published within the next 24-48 hours, but that a team of Portuguese Detectives, together with the Portimao prosecutor, were preparing to fly to oversee ‘further questioning’ of not only Mr. and Mrs. McCann, but the other members of the party that were in Portugal on the night of 3rd May.

It is NOT, understandably, perceived as mere coincidence that after Gordon Brown had 'discussions' with Jose Socrates on the 18th October at the Lisbon Euro Summit, in order to make sure there was "proper co-operation between the British and Portuguese police," that neither the DNA results nor the Portuguese Police visit materialised.

I am well aware of the curious and diverse array of Conspiracy Theories circulating on the Internet, and I do not wish this letter to be in any way perceived as part of either those writings, nor as part of a ’witch-hunt’ that the British media so like to refer to whenever anything potentially detrimental is printed about the McCanns. I am, as should every one else in this country, be reliant on one of our oldest British bastions, that we are all deemed to be innocent until proven guilty.

However, it is abundantly obvious that every Media outlet in the UK is operating under an Editorial policy being dictated to outside of the normal realms of their respective journalistic circles. Every week, either in the newspapers or as part of some ’documentary’, another retired British Police officer appears to explain in detail how, not only are Kate and Gerry McCann entirely innocent of all suspicions being levied by the Portuguese, but that the PJ themselves are clearly incompetent, ineffective and are solely responsible for the failure of Madeleine McCann being found. The most damning statements were made by Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Gordon Browns Senior Advisor on International Security Issues. He stated that the McCann’s were clearly the “victims of a witch-hunt“.

Such diatribes are frequently printed and spoken in the British media, often with outrageous and clearly xenophobic abuse attached, levied at the Portuguese. Do you not find it outrageous that Home Secretary Jacqui Stevens should appear on BBC television, asking for an end to ’Media Speculation’ and to concentrate on finding Madeleine?; when the Portuguese Police have not only stated their belief that Madeleine died on the May 3rd, but that her parents, are two of the official suspects in her disappearance?

It is no secret that Gordon Brown has made innumerable personal telephone calls to Mr. McCann throughout this case. Whilst, officially, these calls are stated to have ceased when Mr. McCann was made an official ’Arguido’, it is non-the-less obvious that Gordon Brown continues to play some roll, quite possibly a pro-active one, in this whole matter.

It is not inconceivable that Kate and Gerry McCann were complicit in the disappearance and possible death of their daughter. It is inarguable that they were culpable of what is decreed to be abandonment of their children, both under Portuguese and UK legislation.

There is an increasing number of people in this country, (and certainly the majority of those in Portugal), that suspect that our Prime Minister and the Labour Party in general, is involved in either some clandestine cover up, at worst, or at least, extending privileges and advantages that would not be proffered to other people in the McCann’s situation.

Whether that is the case or not, I feel it essential that the Prime Minister clarifies his position and involvement with regards to the McCann’s, because irrespective of the final outcome of this case, its repercussions may have consequences for us all.

Yours sincerely,

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Re: Gerry McCann calls for press control laws – and 75% of the public agree

Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 15:28

" Do you not find it outrageous that Home Secretary Jacqui Stevens should appear on BBC television, .........."




Should that not be Jacqui Smith?




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Post  malena stool on Sun 10 Feb - 15:42

The End Is Nigh wrote:" Do you not find it outrageous that Home Secretary Jacqui Stevens should appear on BBC television, .........."




Should that not be Jacqui Smith?



Yes TEIN, I copied the item across as posted in 2007..

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Post  frencheuropean on Sun 10 Feb - 16:10

Also very interesting comments on a similar article by the Express :

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/376695/Law-should-back-press-regulation

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Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 16:23

I like the way in which the word McCann (or it could be Healy) is shown as ****

Very appropriate.

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Notes from a Potting Shedder

Post  matthew on Sun 10 Feb - 17:11

http://thepottingshedder.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-mccann-ordeal-and-press.html?spref=tw


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Re: Gerry McCann calls for press control laws – and 75% of the public agree

Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 17:19

Quite.

A feeble attempt to keep the wind up the Papers.

I hope the inevitable fightback isn't so tempestuous that it harms Justice, though.

Something tells me that developments that most certainly do not favour Healy & McCann are very much in the offing.

But the next "event" is Judgement in the TB Case - I haven't seen a single word about the actual Hearing in my rag of choice (The Torygraph), but it remains to be seen whether that is to do with keeping their powder dry. Not long.

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Post  comperedna on Sun 10 Feb - 17:19

Oh... 'the wider agenda'! Remember 'the wider agenda'? That pair are teflon coated. Completely untouchable... It would be like wanting to further investigate and question the Queen or Jesus. Are the press really waiting for them to put a foot wrong, or waiting for something significant somewhere to 'give'... a dam to burst? Today I'm in the mood to say: 'I fear not'.

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Post  Chris on Sun 10 Feb - 20:02

So the Express who normally block any comments on articles involving GM allow them on an item when he is promoting a cause it opposes.

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Post  tanszi on Sun 10 Feb - 20:59

seemingly so, but the comments on the McCs arent limited to the subject matter, they cover nearly every point which has raised questions. there are also a lot of comments which have been deleted.

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Post  cass on Sun 10 Feb - 21:11

Chris wrote:So the Express who normally block any comments on articles involving GM allow them on an item when he is promoting a cause it opposes.
the papers are starting to take the pee arnt they

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Post  kitti on Mon 11 Feb - 7:52

This is part off Tonys wiki page......




The foundation was formally constituted in January 2008 with Bennett as secretary. One of the actions for which Tony Bennett and the Foundation were criticized by the British press was the leafletting of the village of Rothley where the McCanns live.[33] He referred the articles in the UK media, which called him and others in the Madeleine Foundation "sickos" and "stalkers", to the PCC[34] The PCC replied that the newspapers had been JUSTIFIED in referring to him and other members of the Foundation in those terms.[35]




So the PCC agree that people seeking the truth and done believe in the Mccanns version are SICKOS and STALKERS.......what a cheek!!

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Post  Panda on Mon 11 Feb - 8:34

Actually , I don't agree with calling people sickos and stalkers but without proof of guilt Tony did overstep the mark and should not have posted his leaflets through the McCann's neighbours letterboxes or anywhere else in Rothley. He is a retired Lawyer after all .

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Post  tigger on Mon 11 Feb - 8:40

From Malena Stool's post above:

This case is surely unique in the annals of Legal history, not least because it is unquestionably the first time that two official suspects in a serious criminal case have ever been appointed the Director of HM Government Media Monitoring Unit to act as their mentor and spokesperson, effectively from as early as when Madeleine McCann first disappeared, not to mention being permitted to form a Business COMPANY in order to raise remuneration from sympathetic members of the General Public. - and were allowed to use the word Fund in the title even though company house states on their websites that they do not allow this.
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The most damning statements were made by Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Gordon Browns Senior Advisor on International Security Issues. He stated that the McCann’s were clearly the “victims of a witch-hunt“.
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I didn't know that! Well that means B&Q 's whiter than white double cover emulsion is ready to go!


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Post  Panda on Mon 11 Feb - 8:55

Morning tigger, it does beggar belief the way the McCanns have garnered such support from people in high places. It is very obvious that the McCanns knew Tony Blair and Gordon Brown which is why they got the VIP treatment and have remained the untouchables from day 1.
With regard to the Fund, can you imagine any Parent, distraught because their child has gone missing, even think of setting up a Fund so soon??????

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