I have just lifted this piece of information straight off the Daily Mirror forum. It's from an item on Spanish TV Channel Antena 3.
" They claimed to have permission from Metodo 3 to reveal:
*Who is paying M3? Brian Kennedy and no one else. BK is said to have no doubt whatever of the McCanns´ innocence. Certain "leaks" to the UK press have commented that the Fund is paying the bill, but this is untrue. CM was misquoted/misunderstood..
*M3 is charging 60,000 euros (plus expenses) for a contract of 6 months.
They also mentioned the following
*Yes the Fund will be paying 80,000 euros for a PR campaign in the Spanish province of Andalucia.
*the McCanns will be re interrogated by the PJ within 10 days.
*that 6 witnesses put RM on the scene that night (3 May)
*the odd coincidence of the British Ambassador´s visit to the PJ within minutes of their return from UK
*the Birmingham forensic tests are not completely finished
* there is a connection between JT and ROB and Murat (through a sister in Exeter)"
So, according to Antena 3, Brian Kennedy, "..and no one else," is paying Metodo 3? Strange! According to this extract from Gerry's blog, the fund is paying loads too!
" Day 210 - 29/11/2007
With this in mind, Madeleine’s fund has started the £80,000 advertising campaign in Southern Spain which will also target North Africa and Portugal. The fund is also contributing £50,000 per month to support the private investigation. We appeal to anyone who may have information to call confidentially our hotline number +34.902.300.213, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the police."
So, if Antena 3 is right and Brian Kennedy and no one else is paying Metodo 3, why is Gerry saying that the fund is contributing £50,000 per month? I did wonder if Brian Kennedy was not paying the full costs, but according to Antena 3, the TV channel has permission from Metodo 3 to say, amongst other things, that only Brian Kennedy is paying them.
If the fund is not paying that money to Metodo 3, it cannot be as cash-strapped as John McCann is saying. Or, if £50,000 is going out of the fund each month and not going to Metodo 3, where is it going?
Daily Mirror Forum