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On the very first page of this blog, we asserted that the McCanns had lied about the case from beginning to end. Perhaps readers thought, oh this is blogland, people make all sorts of claims.
No. We repeat, and it is a matter of record, that Kate & Gerry McCann lied from beginning to end of the investigation into their daughter’s disappearance, a claim that will stand up in the libel courts because it is undeniably true.
It began, as we said, with the parents failing to tell the police the truth in their very first interviews. As the case prosecutor, Mr. Menezes, stated in court, in Lisbon, this month: “the couple lied to police about how long they had left Madeleine alone.”
And it ended with the McCanns claiming through their spokesperson that the final report from that same Mr. Menezes concluding the case in August 2008, “cleared” them. That was also a lie, not a misunderstanding, one which they later embellished by claiming that “the courts” had cleared them. Nowhere does the report clear them.
Now, this is not just a problem for Kate & Gerry McCann. It is a very real problem for their friends, the so-called Tapas 7. Why? Because most members of the group confirmed in their own statements the accuracy of what the couple had told the police. And they did not do so by accident, nor by hearsay. more Blacksmith Beurau
These were my thoughts at the time, having watched the Tapas Seven outside the High Court.
My initial reaction was probably the same as many, disbelief followed by outrage as I witnessed this bunch of Liars fraudulently receiving their Thirty Pieces from Express Newspapers.
But on reflection and having just watched Payne give that statement on behalf of THEM ALL and more importantly on BRITISH SOIL, they, the Tapas Seven or better described as loyal troops, have followed their little Caesar and have crossed the Rubicon.
Crossed the Rubicon, burnt their boats or whatever other metaphor that could be employed, the Tapas have done it in Spades.
This is no unaccountable inaccurate statement made to a foreign police force, this is a statement of record given in Britain and as such their lies are now etched in stone.
It won't be today or tomorrow for that matter, but rest assured there will be a day when they will rue crying hail Caesar.
So says I, drive on Tapas Seven, enjoy your "moment of vindication" but fix it firmly in your mind's eye because your day of vindication is also the day you put your collective heads in collective nooses.
When will the trapdoor spring,? I know not, but believe me, it will and the whole sorry bunch of you will sway gently in the breeze.
You're on the road to Tyburn, you just don't know it yet.
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If all else fails, I still believe that one day justice will be done. If for no other reason than there being just too many people in the know of what happened that fateful night in Priai Da Luz.
Too many people directly involved, too many people have waded in this cesspit, this McCann sewer of filth, lies and deceit, and on each and every one of those people a burden of pressure, increased daily I might add, by the McCanns own ill judged and increasingly bizarre and unacceptable behaviour, that at times this pressure must be virtually unbearable.
You might want to repeat that which is already said by many, that these are a callous heartless bunch devoid of any conscience. I think you would be in error were you to do so.
Basically they are little different from you or I or anyone else for that matter, the same strengths and the same frailties that we all posses, though obviously to varying degrees.
And it would be well to remember that there are far more than just these seven that must carry this most unenviable burden on there shoulders, there are plenty more, there are many that can be counted as belonging to this exclusive little club.
One day one of them will crack.
And all the plagues and sorrows known to humanity will come spilling out.
It was some time later that I had this whimsy, whimsy or caprice? whimsy I think, for I recall the description of a caprice from none other than the darling Oscar.
The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer."
Did this motley collection of liars have any say in accepting damages from Express Newspapers, or was it in fact presented to them as fait accompli, having been instigated by McCann and his lawyers in order to ensure their silence?
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Just a small reminder of the time of year.