As Scotland Yard suggest Christian Brueckner will likely never be charged over the ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann, Matthew Steeples argues that the British government finally put a stop to funding this pointless search and instead feed hungry children
This morning on Twitter, @Oi_Its_Strikey pointed out that people should: “Remember this is the same government who spent £12 million looking for Madeleine McCann, but doesn’t want to feed children. Oh how the UK has fallen to the depths of hell.”
Aside from the fact that this person’s point is bang on the nail, what must be remembered is that every penny spent searching on the search for a child whose parents didn’t even lock the doors of the apartment in which they left three children alone is a penny that could have been used to actually seek out other missing children who could actually be found.
Now, with news this morning in the Daily Star that “Madeleine McCann’s parents have been told its ‘highly unlikely’ prime suspect Christian Brueckner will be charged over her disappearance,” those rightly outraged at the way in this case will again correctly cry foul.
According to the paper: “Scotland Yard detectives say there is ‘no evidence’ linking the German drifter to the crime 13 years ago” and added: “Police have warned parents Kate and Gerry not to get their hopes up that Brueckner, 43, will ever be brought to justice.”
As has been repeatedly pointed out, Brueckner is a thoroughly vile man, but his predilection appears to have been for much older victims. Equally, as his lawyer highlighted earlier this month, phone record evidence suggests this monster could not have been near the apartment in the 90-second window when the alleged ‘kidnapping’ took place.
Yet again, the authorities have played the ‘distraction card’ in this case and yet again all it does is bring shame upon them. Here we have a story where politicians and the police have repeatedly aided and abetted the hiding of the real truth of this almighty mess and here also we have a media who lap up the nonsense they are repeatedly fed.
It is now finally time to put a stop to the wasteful and fruitless search for Madeleine McCann and instead use valuable and scarce resources to actually achieve something – perhaps like feeding poor children.