Monday, 3 December 2007
" 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 email@example.com 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
Scottish Sunday Mail
"THE uncle of missing Madeleine McCann has blamed negative stories about the family for the drop in donations to their fighting fund.
Around £700,000 of the £1.1million raised has been spent in the hunt for Maddie, who disappeared in Portugal on May 3.
Donations to the Find Madeleine Fund dropped following lurid stories after her parents Kate and Gerry were named as official suspects.
The fund brings in around £10,000 a month but the family are paying out £50,000 a month to private detectives.
Gerry's brother, John, of Glasgow, said: "The funds aren't anywhere near the level they were a few months ago thanks to a lot of the crap that's been written over here."
Meanwhile, Portuguese police are set to reinter view the McCanns and their friends, the so-called Tapas Seven."You'd think there would be some gratitude for all the money that's rolled into that fund, for all the cash pouring in from, "Best Sellers," the wristbands, and from, "Don't You Forget About Me, T Shirts, All Sizes Available! Click Here." But not a bit of it! There was a child who sold her toys on E-bay and sent the cash to the fund, an older man who said that he had donated the money he had been saving for a new pair of shoes, but tell me John McCann, what have you given up? Have Kate and Gerry sold any of their belongings to help in the search for their daughter?
The arrogance of the McCanns really makes me shudder. They fully expect the public to cough up to support their lifestyle and to fund £50,000 a month for a bunch of Spanish anti-fraud detectives with no real experience of finding missing children. The fund has been financing the McCanns' living expenses and has made two mortgage payments for them. Is that what the child sold her toys on E-bay for?
John McCann's whinging about those nasty press stories and how they have reduced the cash flow just exposes that family for the money-grubbers they are. I just can't get over the expectation here that the public will keep giving money to them and the arrogance that accompanies that expectation. No wonder Michael Hitchen of ionglobaltrends calls them, "the Grubs." Dung beetles, I'd say, rolling up and protecting their little heaps!