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Post  Freedom on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 11:03 pm


24 April, 2017 - Ten Years

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Ten years- there's no easy way to say it, describe it, accept it. I remember when Madeleine first disappeared I couldn’t even begin to consider anything in terms of years. Shawn Hornbeck abducted and kept hidden for over four years, Natascha Kampusch for over eight years. I couldn't go there. And now here we are...Madeleine, our Madeleine- ten years.
Most days are similar to the rest - another day. May 3rd 2017 - another day. But ten years - a horrible marker of time, stolen time.
We are bracing ourselves for the next couple of weeks. It's likely to be stressful and painful and more so given the rehashing of old 'stories', misinformation, half-truths and downright lies which will be doing the rounds in the newspapers, social media and 'special edition' TV programmes.
Media appearances are draining and on occasion, unhelpful to the only thing we want, finding Madeleine. They need to have a purpose. We could spend all our time and energy trying to defend ourselves by correcting inaccuracies and lies, but then we would have no strength left to look for Madeleine, look after our other children and to live our life.
I truly hope that those reporting on the 'story' over the next couple of weeks will have a conscience. Even if little consideration for Gerry and me is shown, they will at least bear in mind the effect such unfounded and unwarranted negativity could have on our other children - and of course Madeleine.
Thankfully, there is an active police investigation to try and find Madeleine and bring her abductor to justice. There are no new appeals that the police wish to make at this moment in time and so we are keeping any media involvement marking this unwanted milestone to a minimum.
The two themes that seem most appropriate to me as we reach this ten year mark are perseverance and gratitude: We will go on, try our hardest, never give up and make the best of the life we have.
We consider ourselves immensely fortunate to have received the love, solidarity and support from so many kind and decent people over the last decade. There have been many challenges and low points along the way but the warmth, encouragement and positivity we have experienced from the ‘quiet majority’ has undoubtedly sustained us and maintained our faith in human goodness. And while that is there, there will always be hope.
Thank you so much from all of our family.
Kate and Gerry
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Post  Andrew on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 11:16 pm

I've read it again and it's still a load of bollox!
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Post  niklasericson on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 6:40 am

"....in term of years"?

G.M "I have no doubt we will be able to sustain a high profile for Madeleines disappearance in the long term."

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Post  mumof6 on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 7:35 am

To me this sounds like they are not expecting positive stories over the anniversary.

I think they know that the police case is due to finish.

They also want to spin the lack of media interviews over the anniversary. I wonder whether the organisation that bought the exclusive is no longer interested? Either that, or was the interview organised by OG, which is closing early?

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Post  Poe on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 8:36 am

Even if little consideration for Gerry and me is shown, they will at least bear in mind the effect such unfounded and unwarranted negativity could have on our other children - and of course Madeleine.

Order of priority Gerry, Kate then the twins. Madeleine is an afterthought who is no longer considered to be one of their children.


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Post  What's_up_doc? on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 8:59 am

I'm wondering why she has put 'story' in inverted commas, presumably it's because she is anticipating a story other than her own being told? She repeats this with 'storys' and I'm hoping this means there might be a significant shift in the focus of the narrative from the one TM story to something a bit more open ended perhaps. 'Faith', 'hope', 'strength', 'perseverance ' lots of virtuous abstract nouns, not what I was expecting and not very TM which is all about action and being seen to be doing something, so I'm finding that puzzling...

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Post  bluebell on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:03 am

To me sounds like they no longer have Carter Ruck and C Mitchell ready at the snap of a finger to do their bidding, and they are avoiding media appearances themselves because of a large change in public opinion? Just IMO.

"It's likely to be stressful and painful and more so given the rehashing of old 'stories', misinformation, half-truths and downright lies which will be doing the rounds in the newspapers, social media and 'special edition' TV programmes.
Media appearances are draining and on occasion, unhelpful to the only thing we want, finding Madeleine. They need to have a purpose. We could spend all our time and energy trying to defend ourselves by correcting inaccuracies and lies"

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Post  Andrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:23 am

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3407310/madeleine-mccanns-mother-kate-reveals-heartache-at-missing-maddie-as-10th-anniversary-approaches-and-brands-it-a-horrible-marker-of-stolen-time/

DECADE OF PAIN Madeleine McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry reveal heartache at missing Maddie as 10th anniversary approaches and brands it ‘a horrible marker of stolen time’
They also thanked the 'quiet majority' for their support, in a heartfelt message posted on Find Maddie campaign Facebook page
By Sam Christie
25th April 2017, 8:56 am Updated: 25th April 2017, 9:12 am
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Post  Andrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:46 am

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-missing-kate-anniversary-10290425
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Post  Mimi on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:49 am

It`s just another `Statement issued from Buckingham Palace`

...........  which all the subjects are supposed to hail

"All hail McCann, hail to thee Thane of Glasgow"


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Post  Helenmeg on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:50 am

The statement is a change from their usual arrogant drivel ... they are definitely bracing themselves for something..
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Post  candyfloss on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:58 am

It was going to be such a big milestone, CM in Australia with those tweets and the bidding war for interviews Here are 2..

MADDIE BIDDING WAR Madeleine McCann’s family at centre of TV chat show rights scrap on 10th anniversary of tot’s disappearance
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2779529/madeleine-mccann-family-tv-10th-anniversary/



http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/588993/Maddie-McCann-parents-Kate-gerry-cash-in-claims-10th-anniversary-disappearance




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Post  candyfloss on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 9:59 am

Helenmeg wrote:The statement is a change from their usual arrogant drivel  ... they are definitely bracing themselves for something..

It does sound subdued....

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Post  unreorganised on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:01 am

candyfloss wrote:
Helenmeg wrote:The statement is a change from their usual arrogant drivel  ... they are definitely bracing themselves for something..

It does sound subdued....

Have a heart. Ten years without their first born, whatever the reason.
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Post  Bampots on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:19 am

unreorganised wrote:
candyfloss wrote:
Helenmeg wrote:The statement is a change from their usual arrogant drivel  ... they are definitely bracing themselves for something..

It does sound subdued....

Have a heart. Ten years without their first born, whatever the reason.
Absolutely Un-re....it does hint at the malestrom to come and i dont doubt for a minute that so called facts have been twisted and mistepresented. That misrepresentation is no less from people who claim to support them....it always looks to me that the Macs are at the centre but not in control of their destiny...that lies with others! I hope for their sake we all get some kind of closure soon.....

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Post  candyfloss on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:24 am

unreorganised wrote:
candyfloss wrote:
Helenmeg wrote:The statement is a change from their usual arrogant drivel  ... they are definitely bracing themselves for something..

It does sound subdued....

Have a heart. Ten years without their first born, whatever the reason.

I actually feel sad for them, it does sound subdued. What I was trying to say is they are normally upbeat etc. planning, interviews and we were warned of bidding wars etc. Just seems peculiar.

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Post  Andrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:25 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4442958/Madeleine-McCann-s-parents-tell-heartache.html

'It's a horrible marker of stolen time': Missing Madeleine McCann's parents Kate and Gerry reflect on decade of heartache as 10th anniversary looms
By RICHARD SPILLETT, CRIME CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 10:08, 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08, 25 April 2017
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Post  Andrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:36 am

I feel desperately sad for the twins. But do I feel sad for the parents..... No, I don't.

They've created this mess and they need to be held accountable for it. Sorry, but that's just my opinion.

Whatever happens now, the show must come to an end. One way or another.

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Post  Andrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:39 am

http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/25/kate-mccann-writes-painful-message-ahead-of-10th-anniversary-of-maddies-disappearance-6595888/
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Post  unreorganised on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:41 am

Bampots wrote:
Absolutely Un-re....it does hint at the malestrom to come and i dont doubt for a minute that so called facts have been twisted and mistepresented. That misrepresentation is no less from people who claim to support them....it always looks to me that the Macs are at the centre but not in control of their destiny...that lies with others! I hope for their sake we all get some kind of closure soon.....

I think a lot of their problems stem from being just so naturally unlikeable, although Gerry vastly more so out of the pair of them. They've both got voices that could curdle milk, for a start, and despite being doctors neither of them come across as the brightest pencils in the box. They are victims of circumstance, yes, but largely of their own making.
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Post  Freedom on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:46 am

I would feel sorry for the McCanns if I believed their story as, goodness knows I did some stupid things as a first-time parent (and only having one child, I didn't have the chance to be less stupid the second time round!) but, in the circumstances where they have been economical with the truth from the start and reacted viciously to people who don't believe them, then no - the twins are the only ones deserving sympathy.
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Post  froggy on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:47 am

unreorganised wrote:
Bampots wrote:
Absolutely Un-re....it does hint at the malestrom to come and i dont doubt for a minute that so called facts have been twisted and mistepresented. That misrepresentation is no less from people who claim to support them....it always looks to me that the Macs are at the centre but not in control of their destiny...that lies with others! I hope for their sake we all get some kind of closure soon.....

I think a lot of their problems stem from being just so naturally unlikeable, although Gerry vastly more so out of the pair of them. They've both got voices that could curdle milk, for a start, and despite being doctors neither of them come across as the brightest pencils in the box. They are victims of circumstance, yes, but largely of their own making.


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Post  mumof6 on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:49 am

Andrew wrote:I feel desperately sad for the twins. But do I feel sad for the parents..... No, I don't.

They've created this mess and they need to be held accountable for it. Sorry, but that's just my opinion.

Whatever happens now, the show must come to an end. One way or another.


I do feel sad, when you look at the films where they had everything, and think how they threw it all away.

They risked their long term happiness for an evening of superficial fun with people they did not even know that well.


They are not happy now. They would probably have been happier if they had told the truth, the fall out would be well and truly over by now, and they could have moved on.

So, yes, I think I am sad for them, they have consistently made the wrong choices, chosen pride over truth, themselves over the children, and they have made their own hell of constant fear and no one who can be trusted.

When Kate said that she wanted Amaral to feel fear it was because that is the emotion she has felt since 2007.

I feel even more sad for all the people whose lives have been adversely affected by all their evil choices, they are leaving a trail of victims in behind them. No one matters, as long as they can make themselves feel safe. For a little while, then the next threat pops up.
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Post  Poe on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 11:10 am

I have no sympathy for Kate or Gerry.

They tried to destroy Mr Amaral, innocent people, both suspects and witnesses, have had their lives torn apart because they were in PdL, little girls have been hounded simply for having blonde hair and a passing resemblance to Madeleine not to mention the psychological damage to the twins and the extended Healy/McCann family.

If they are subdued, it's because they've lost to Mr Amaral, they no longer have an iron grip on the media and OG is still ongoing. If they are suffering, it is a suffering of their own making. At any time, one or both of them could have said "enough is enough", gone to the police and told them everything. It wouldn't have been easy, doing the right thing rarely is. The choice to continue the charade was theirs.

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Post  unreorganised on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 11:17 am

Poe wrote:I have no sympathy for Kate or Gerry.

They tried to destroy Mr Amaral, innocent people, both suspects and witnesses, have had their lives torn apart because they were in PdL, little girls have been hounded simply for having blonde hair and a passing resemblance to Madeleine not to mention the psychological damage to the twins and the extended Healy/McCann family.

If they are subdued, it's because they've lost to Mr Amaral, they no longer have an iron grip on the media and OG is still ongoing. If they are suffering, it is a suffering of their own making. At any time, one or both of them could have said "enough is enough", gone to the police and told them everything. It wouldn't have been easy, doing the right thing rarely is. The choice to continue the charade was theirs.

I suppose the Brenda Leyland situation was unforgivable but the family only produced the dossier; the explanation for why the entire MSM decided to coordinate in running with it is still sadly lacking. Still for me one of the most bizarre and troubling events of my lifetime.
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