As it is revealed that the review of the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has cost in excess of £10 million, Matthew Steeples asks: “When will it end?”
When Scotland Yard announced that they’d review the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2011, they reckoned it would cost in the order of £5 million on top of the millions that had been unsuccessfully spent in the years prior. Now, as it has been revealed that it has actually cost £10 million thus far and given that neither the child nor a body have been found, one has to question what this review has actually achieved.
Despite thirty murder squad detectives being attached to the case during this period, they have frankly achieved nothing and Home Secretary Theresa May ought to be asked to explain why she allowed so much money to be allocated to it.
Given Britain cannot afford to pay midwives a paltry 1% pay rise and given that others with missing children – such as the tireless working class campaigner Kerry Grist-Needham – are largely ignored, one has to ask: “Is it right that so much money is pumped into what appears to be a hunt akin to searching for a needle in a haystack?” It is time for some answers.
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