Thursday, February 29, 2024

Down The Drain McCann

More money goes down the drain in the Madeleine McCann case on top of the £13.5 million of British taxpayer wonga chucked away on absolutely no results

This morning – continuing the pointless pattern of the Mirror and MailOnline to “note nothing new” in the case of ‘disappeared’ Madeleine McCann we highlighted last week – The Sun shared an “exclusive” about the investigation that frankly wasn’t worthy of a single column inch.


After beginning with the bashfully bold headline “Madeleine McCann’s parents to find out this year if they’ve won legal battle against ex-cop” Goncalo Amaral – whom currently is owed a “six-figure sum” believed to be circa £750,000 by Gerry and Kate McCann after he beat them in court in February 2017 – the paper then concluded without an actual “when” and the non-news that “the judges will now give a verdict by the end of the year.”


Of this diatribe of drivel, one could say: “Thanks for that,” but more realistically anyone rational would ask of The Sun instead: “Couldn’t you have asked your contributor to instead go looking for a missing person where there is a genuine chance of that person actually being found?”


Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Mirror – a red-top reliable for prattling on about “non-news” about a situation that could have been avoided perhaps if two doctors hadn’t left their toddlers unattended so they could live it up in a restaurant with their mates – shared that the prosecution team that named Christian Brueckner (AKA ‘Christian B’) exactly one year ago just as the British government began their ‘coronavirus distraction technique,’ have actually not spoken to Gerry and Kate McCann once during the ensuing period.


Asked if they had genuinely made any progress in the case, prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters “angrily hit back at critics” and illustrated the weakness of his work in declaring: “I don’t care who believes what… We are missing important important information. We want no stone unturned. Whether there will be an indictment in the end, I cannot foresee at the moment.”


The Mirror concluded: “Brueckner, serving seven years for raping a 72-year-old woman in Praia, has not been interviewed,” whilst elsewhere the Daily Record added Wolters pathetically offered: “Our appeal for witnesses still stands.” We respond: “Where on earth do you think these people are given the millions already offered in rewards that have never been claimed?”


Clearly, on top of the £13.5 million of British taxpayer money wasted on this case already, that’s another chunk of change down the drain whilst other families of missing people shamefully get little to no help at all. Enough is enough; it is time to close down the investigation into ‘missing’ Madeleine McCann.


Paedophile Sir Clement Freud, Gerry and Kate McCann running
Kate McCann – a woman who went running, played tennis and dined on chicken and mushroom risotto and egg and watercress salads washed down with strawberry vodka with the paedophile Sir Clement Freud in the days after her ‘disappeared’ – has a clear touch of the former Meghan Markle about her. Like ‘MeGain,’ whom banged on that “not many people have asked if I’m OK,” Mrs McCann said in 2011: “Officers walked past us as if we weren’t there. Nobody asked how we were doing, whether we were okay. Our child had been stolen and I felt as if I didn’t exist.”
Elsewhere on social media this weekend, the matter of Kate McCann being photographed with bruises on her wrists in the days after her daughter disappeared was again discussed. This tweet from 2018 was once again referenced.
Down The Drain McCann 2021 – Millions wasted in McCann case – More money goes down the drain in the Madeleine McCann case on top of the £13.5 million of British taxpayer wonga chucked away on absolutely no results.
Christian Brueckner (AKA ‘Christian B’, pictured left with his ex-girlfriend Naskcije Miftari) was brought to public attention just as the British government began to suffer “very bad news days” at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last year. The narrative of him being the evil, paedophile suited Boris Johnson’s government a treat as it helped shift the headlines – for a period – away from their appalling handling of initial lockdowns. This weekend, equally, Johnson has managed to do something similar by marrying his latest ‘baby mama’ Carrie Symonds and in doing so, cynics quite correctly argue that he has used the ‘distraction technique’ to get his bad week courtesy of Dominic Cummings off the front pages. Unsurprisingly, social media manipulated imagery from the wedding by using images such as those pictured (centre and right).
In December 2017, when £11 million of British taxpayers’ money had been spent towards the search for ‘missing’ Madeleine McCann, 86% of viewers of ITV1’s ‘Loose Women’ said the public purse should cease to fund the investigation. Now, in May 2021, with that sum at £13.5 million (aside from the millions in private money also), it is time to allocate resources to the search for missing people who actually can be found, we would suggest.
Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.


  1. I am surprised Boris Johnson didn’t have them at his wedding, but he’s still got that taxpayer funded tent in the garden —- so come on BoJo – Get the McScams round for a knees-up Mother Brown with Baroness Meyer and the Candy brothers. Bang your tins and get Meyer some more Chanel and the Candy boys some more planning applications through!

  2. Do NOT send the Shelia sloppy seconds Kate McCann Down Under!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She’s not someone I’d want over my knee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder where and how she got those bruises but she’s got the face of a woman a wrecking ball could be let loose upon with great ease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Should have gone to SpecSavers, should have paid for child minders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Twisted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Very unkind article and totally wrong. Gerald and Kate deserve all the support they can get as all they want and deserve is their daughter back. You should be ashamed of publishing this vile poison.

  4. I am VERY VERY VERY VERY angry to have read these lies!!! You have repeatedly been told to support the Find Madeleine, Find Her Now campaign and help dear Gerry and Kate McCann in their campaign to find their beloved daughter Madeleine and you continue to tell and spread lies about them. I am sickened by this and I am also furious that Carrie Johnson wasted all this money on a wedding when she could have used the money to help the Find Madeleine, Find Her Now campaign. I demand an immediate apology and that you use your resources less wastefully now and help FIND MADELEINE, FIND HER NOW.

    • Well PLEASE hold your breath for an apology, then we might be rid of you.
      Nothing changes the fact that the McCann’s left their children unattended while they went out to dinner. For that alone, they should be charged with child neglect. I for one would like to know why so much money has been poured into this case, is there something else going on behind the scenes?
      What about Ben Needham, Luke Durbin, Martin Allen, and heaps of others that are missing and have never had this publicity or funds thrown at their cases. FIND BEN, FIND LUKE, FIND MARTIN, FIND THEM NOW..

      • I agree! Those 2 should be locked up for child neglect and obstruction of justice. They know where her body is I’m sure, so did the cadaver dogs they then said were full of shit. Find all the other missing kids!

  5. P.S. Why are you writing in support of the murderers the Menendez brothers and even giving credence to Jeremy Bamber???? Spend your energy helping us FIND MADELEINE, FIND HER NOW and you may gain forgiveness from a higher power one day. But if you don’t………. You will burn in hell.

  6. Simona is right. These article is written by someone who doesn’t understand the anguish Gerry and Kate are going through. Can you imagine what they’ve lived with for all these years? They are tortured simply for behaving in the fashion most normal people live in. They should have been able to leave their children and not have to come back to find one gone and it is the kidnapper/killer who needs to be punished and not them. This is not journalism, it is sick sensationalist bullish*t.

    • Alex, Most normal people don’t buggar off for dinner, and leave their children unattended in a foreign hotel. I’m sorry, but there is no excuse for that.

  7. Who are these people defending the McCanns? I strongly advise them to read the PJ files, available online. Madeleine Died in the McCanns apartment. The cadaver and blood dogs alerted in the boot of the car the McCanns hired THREE WEEKS after Madeleine’s disappearance. Wake up to the truth of the lie.

  8. If innocent why run away from the Playa De Luz when they said they would stay, why not answer 48 vitally important questions, (knowing that their daughters safety was threatened if LM didn’t.) Why not do a lie detector test? Why did they not accept new DNA testing to solve the case. Why did they take their other two children to kindy the next day? Why contact the media when they should be searching for her! Because they know she is no longer alive and they are responsible and know they can call in High Ranking “Honourable” figures to whoosh away the truth.

  9. Why hasn’t Kate been charged with misleading the investigation from the very start with her video that she made with herself in the star role showing the open window – forced roller blinds – gushing wind – and finally the door slamming – It must an offence No?

  10. Keep exposing them Matthew! Well done. I agree wholeheartedly with you. If some of the people on this vomment thread had bothered to actually do some research into this case I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t put their name to defending these liars. Amaral the Portuguese PJ officer had it right about these two scammers. They should be in jail not still being adored and protected 15 years later. Where is the REAL justice for poor little Madeleine?


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