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Post by mouse on 18.03.15 8:57

Phone in about to start

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Post by mouse on 18.03.15 8:59

Actually not sure it is a phone in but he will be covering it

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Post by mouse on 18.03.15 9:21

Wow Express guy mentioned Goncalo! My the tone has changed.

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Post by aquila on 18.03.15 9:40

@mouse wrote:Wow Express guy mentioned Goncalo! My the tone has changed.

The tone has definitely changed.

David Hughes, former media advisor to the McCanns infers that the McCanns got more attention because they were more organised, campaigned harder and shouted the loudest!

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Post by mouse on 18.03.15 10:05

Outcome NF not convinced she will be found

Express Journalist says no more evidence than when Goncalo was at the helm

Mcs ExPr guy scores massive own goal as Aquila said above

All callers and texts are non supportive of Mcs

With this lack media support I would say there are interesting times ahead, and particularly for Goncalo and his verdict!!
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Post by Guest on 18.03.15 10:10

@aquila wrote:

David Hughes, former media advisor to the McCanns infers that the McCanns got more attention because they were more organised, campaigned harder and shouted the loudest!

I'm sure Mr. Hughes could well answer questions about exactly how "organised" the McCanns were. The exact circumstances of how he came to be involved would be quite enlightening too.

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Post by aquila on 18.03.15 10:13

Clay Regazzoni wrote:
@aquila wrote:

David Hughes, former media advisor to the McCanns infers that the McCanns got more attention because they were more organised, campaigned harder and shouted the loudest!

I'm sure Mr. Hughes could well answer questions about exactly how "organised" the McCanns were. The exact circumstances of how he came to be involved would be quite enlightening too.
I've just been reading through some of your old posts about David Hughes. I didn't really appreciate your concern at the time. I do now.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 18.03.15 10:34

Just 'thinking', (yeah, yeah, i know!)

In the last few weeks we've had loads of 'missing' kids, (thankfully all 'found' within hours) a national CRA, 'charidy' tea 'time', and today, CSE 'seminar' (not sure if J McGamble is 'involved' with that) now this 'cut cops' stuff.

One would 'think' er, 'somebody' would like to distract from an imminent 'something' or 'things' happening.

Does anyone know if a £1 million libel case 'verdict' or an 'inquest' is 'imminent'?  winkwink

With regard to BL's 'inquest' (Friday 20th March, 2015) the Coroner's 'office/court' is totally 'oversubscribed' with 'journos' and 'interested' parties, almost at each others throats, 'vying' to 'get in'!

Live 'feed' from SKY News, 'updates' every 15/30 minutes? (like 'timings' of checking' kids in holiday apartments, abroad)

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Post by aquila on 18.03.15 10:42

@jeanmonroe wrote:Just 'thinking', (yeah, yeah, i know!)

In the last few weeks we've had loads of 'missing' kids, (thankfully all 'found' within hours) a national CRA, 'charidy' tea 'time', and today, CSE 'seminar' (not sure if J McGamble is 'involved' with that) now this 'cut cops' stuff.

One would 'think' er, 'somebody' would like to distract from an imminent 'something' or 'things' happening.

Does anyone know if a £1 million libel case 'verdict' or an 'inquest' is 'imminent'?  winkwink

With regard to BL's 'inquest' (Friday 20th March, 2015) the Coroner's 'office/court' is totally 'oversubscribed' with 'journos' and 'interested' parties, almost at each others throats, 'vying' to 'get in'!



I doubt you'll see Jim Gamble anywhere near the Coroner's office, so there's one seat freed up. I do wonder if Sonia Poulton and her 'team' will be there in the front row. This would be Sonia Poulton who showed herself doorstepping Kate McCann and has 'something of interest to sell/tell but can't say exactly what it is or when it's going to happen'.

I wonder if Sonia managed to book a seat in the Coroner's office to complete her hitherto unknown expose.

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Post by Guest on 18.03.15 19:35

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LBC Nick Ferrari 18.3.2015 Discussion on McCann case this morning

There is no secret that so many public services are suffering, even reeling from budget cuts and that is particularly keenly felt among the police, 600 million worth of police cuts there. Meanwhile officers struggling to probe 14 unconnected killings across London since Christmas, fighting a war on terror, all the other aspects and pressures increasingly now crime figures including some senior officers, who declined to give their names, are pointing the finger at the team that are working exclusively on the hunt for Madeleine McCann, the girl who vanished around eight years ago from her parents holiday apartment in Portugal. I'm sure I don't need to remind you the details on that. though the actual story has no connection with London, four years ago the Met was assigned to get involved after Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry made a personal plea to Prime Minister David Cameron. it's worth reminding you the girl did not live in London.

Now within the Met there is a degree of concern over budget cuts, well I'm sure that is probably true just about everywhere but some 31, 31 detectives involved in the Madeleine McCann case, do we know if they are getting any closer. It's called Operation Grange and its cost around 10 million pounds, 10 million pounds. Look I would be exceedingly happy if this afternoon what is known as the setting up producer phoned me up and said 'Nick you are not going to believe this' 'What' - They have found Madeleine McCann, she was living with a family in Algeria, the Met Police have swooped in, they have got her and she is on a plane coming back to London'. 'Fantastic, that is one of the greatest stories of the greatest stories'

But the reality is tragically we do not seem to be getting any closer so is it right with the pressure now 31 detectives, 10 million pounds, do we actually wind up the Madeleine McCann investigation.

Jim Murray is the Associate Editor of the Sunday Express, he's been tracking this story from day one, its worth pointing out that both he and the Sunday Express carried a number of exclusives on this story, joining me now.

You can understand the pressure that I would imagine Jim, which way do you think the Police might jump?

Jim - well I think it's all going to play out in the next few months. I cannot see any decision being made before the General Election because as you will know it was David Cameron who decided to start this Inquiry, he asked the Met to get involved, he is not suddenly going to go back on that with an Election coming up. He would look weak, he would look as if he hasn't made the right commitment to finding her, so I think something, there will be a serious rethink in June, time is running out for the Met in many ways, they pursued many angles over there and they have got a better relationship with the Portuguese but their theory that it was a group of burglars and the burglary went wrong and something happened to Madeleine during the burglary, not an intentional murder, something else, and she was taken away, but hopefully still alive, we don't know and that doesn't seem to have resulted in any real action. there was a meeting recently when Scotland Yard officers flew over to Portugal and they had another sit down with their Portuguese counterparts regarding four people, four Portuguese people but It doesn't seem to be getting anywhere so I think there will be, once the Election dust has settled there will be some serious questions.

Nick - Jim over the last, since Operation Grange has been going over the last few years have you learnt much of substance new.

Jim - erm, not especially, no, erm, the theory about the burglary was looked at very closely by Goncalo Amaral.

Nick - that was around at the time of the abduction, sorry the disappearance wasn't it, the possible abduction, I seem to recall that it was heard or discussed.

Jim - It had yes and they looked at that. what his team didn't do, and probably didn't have time to do, was get into all the multitude of phone records they had for everyone so the Yard has brought in its expertise to analyse phone calls and its put people in certain positions, rough positions making calls at certain times or which could suggest they were acting together in concert to commit crime, erm, alternatively it could mean they were acting together to go and have a beer, you know...

Nick - Yes sure I hear what you're saying. Jim you are Associate Editor of the Sunday Express, you have been tracking this story almost from day one, thank you for that.

David Hughes is a former media adviser to the McCann family in the months after Madeleine went missing, he joins me now.

There will be pressure undoubtedly as the journalist was explaining there which way do you think the Met should jump Mr. Hughes, morning.
David - Well I think the decision they have got to make is assess what sort of progress they are making and it is the story this morning in the Press from the Met Police has actually not come from the Police itself but from the Police Federation and I think the giveaway is the opening sentence about officers reeling from cuts. My understanding is that even though there have been cuts in recent years the actual level of crime across the UK has gone down, obviously there might be a spike in London at the moment but I do think we should leave the Police to make these decisions on an operational basis in the light of the progress they are making and as Jim Murray has just said there are leads they are following, new bits of information do come through and I would have thought an assessment of how valuable those leads and new bits of information are should be the main determinant of how they proceed.

Nick - Yes there doesn't seem to be any bombshell piece of evidence that the journalist was saying pretty much the theories that have been looked at in more detail were around, all they've had time to do is look at a lot of phone records, that's 31 detectives spending a lot of time doing that one might argue Mr. Hughes.

David - erm yes I can see that, actually I will pick up on the word bombshell because ironically what we do know from other parts of the world is that when some of these cases are solved, often quite a substantial period of time it is a bombshell event, some discovery of someone who has been detained in a house for many years such as the case we had in Ohio a few years ago so often it is a single breakthrough that then ends the mystery. the one thing I would say I do have a certain amount of sympathy to them in this discussion is I do find it surprising that the Met Police is having to bear the whole burden and I think you slightly alluded to this in your introduction. Certainly when I was involved at the beginning one of the main liaison points in the UK were Leicestershire Police who covered the area that Madeleine and her parents come from and I think at the time that was quite a productive input so I am quite surprised that the whole burden is just being put on the Met Police covering London.

Nick - last year 140,000 youngsters went missing in and around Britain. I have to say the vast majority turn up, they have fights, they have spats, they are found at friends, but sadly each year some never turn up, why all this focus on Madeleine McCann?

David - Well I think in many ways it is a consequence of the effectiveness of the effort which Madeleine's parents put in at the beginning of the campaign as it were to draw the issue to the public attention. We all know there was absolutely vast media coverage not just in the UK but in effect globally to this issues, er and this particular situation and I think you would expect any parents in that position to do everything they can to highlight the plights of their missing child and Kate and Gerry were particularly affective in doing that.

Nick - I am sure you helped them at the time David Hughes, you are the former media adviser to the McCann's in the weeks and months after Madeleine went missing, so there are in a way two sides of the argument, it's a lot of money 10 million pounds spent so far and sadly it would appear not much further forward. time to fold wrap up the Madeleine McCann team, your views follow this.

600 million pounds worth of cuts, a murder team probing eleven unsolved murders across London in recent months, 31 detectives, now 31 detectives involved looking for Madeleine McCann. Thomas is in Glasgow, and after the election, nothing will happen beforehand, should it be folded up this team?

Thomas - morning Nick, it's not so much the team should be folded up its the whole expense involved of subsiding the McCann family.. You just spoke to the McCann's media adviser..

Nick - former adviser

Thomas - yep former adviser, that was something that I didn't know they had, they also have Clarence Mitchell the McCann family spokesman, who has been paid for eight years at whose expense and
Nick - I don't know that he's still with them and I'm not sure of the funding strategy but go on with the point you want to make.

Thomas - and he is still quoted from time to time and he is still quoted as the family spokesman so presumably he's not doing it for charity but the exorbitant expense, I am just wondering did Ben Needham's mother have a media adviser, did Ben Needham's mother have a family spokesman and also I remember when Gordon Brown went to Portugal sometime after Madeleine McCann went missing the first thing he asked, the Portuguese Prime Minister was an update on the McCanns, why his interest, Cameron is now asking about the McCanns so many people as you said yourself, how many hundreds of thousands.....

Nick - 14,000 most of whom turn up safe but not all obviously.
Thomas - not all but no other family has the same expense spent on them media spokesman, family spokesman, and again...

Nick - just because the McCanns are better organised, possibly better funded we shouldn't necessarily judge against them for that.

Thomas - From the Police point of view, as a former police officer, the Police Service carries out its job without fear or favour, that's regardless how well organised and how well publicised the McCanns are, the Police should divorce themselves from that aspect and should offer every family the same expense to find the child ultimately until the child is found or you know eight years later poor Madeleine is still not found and again I would also go down the lines of had it been someone from a Council estate, single mum possibly the other twins would have been taken into care because of the neglect aspect.

Nick - Not the first time I have heard that Thomas thank you.

Simon from Taunton said - how much for hunting for Madeleine McCann. While her abduction is tragic for her family whatever crimes occurred did not occur within British jurisdiction, the Portuguese Police should be dealing and paying for this. If the McCanns are not happy with their efforts they are at liberty to hire an investigator themselves. At the risk of sounding unfeeling let's not forget this could be seen to have arisen out of the parents negligence.

Johnnie says the 10 million pounds cost of trying to find Madeleine is misleading because its largely the salaries of the Police who are employed by the Met and they would have been paid in any event. However I think 10 million pounds is better spent than spending 6 million pounds keeping Julian Assagne in London .
good point there but we do highlight that regularly on LBC as well its not like we look the other way. We regularly feature that and I know what you are saying they would be paid the salaries anyway but may be they would be hunting down these, 11, or I think its actually 14 killings, unconnected killings in London or involved in the fight against terror rather than spending all day long looking at what happened in Portugal eight years ago. Harjeet is in Southall You are on the radio Harjeet.

Harjeet - good morning, I think you know all children are equal, everybody's children are equal. God gives them and God takes them away, for one child 10 million pounds is too much and at one stage I did see Madeleine's mum turn to her faith that she took the Pope's blessing and everything, in these cases I think it's best to turn to your faith.

Nick- I would never knock your faith but it's not going to find the child is it.

Harjeet - No no, but the NHS over here could benefit from this 10 million pounds because my local hospital is suffering a lot of cuts, lots of cuts and even GP appointment you have to prebook for two weeks, you can't get them.

Nick - just saying that because of the state of the NHS it could be seen to be a little unfair do you think lastly Harjeet

Harjeet - you know people are dying, young children with cancer for cancer treatment so for one child 10 million is a lot isn't it. And when you go abroad you have to hold onto your child, I am not blaming them, sorry about that.

Nick - no no I know you are not, I'm sure, well no-one would reproach themselves I am sure as much as the McCanns do but thanks for all of that.



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Post by aquila on 18.03.15 19:49

Many thanks to Cherry for the transcript.

I listened to the programme this morning.

At what point did lbc decide to contact/seek an interview with David Hughes, former media advisor to the McCanns on the basis of a Daily Star article published hours before?

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Post by Guest on 18.03.15 19:56

@aquila wrote:
Clay Regazzoni wrote:
@aquila wrote:

David Hughes, former media advisor to the McCanns infers that the McCanns got more attention because they were more organised, campaigned harder and shouted the loudest!

I'm sure Mr. Hughes could well answer questions about exactly how "organised" the McCanns were. The exact circumstances of how he came to be involved would be quite enlightening too.
I've just been reading through some of your old posts about David Hughes. I didn't really appreciate your concern at the time. I do now.


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Post by jeanmonroe on 19.03.15 14:47



More of Mr Hughes.

1:07 onwards.

AND



OOPPPPS! MR HUGHES.

NO 'legal' 'COSTS' paid FROM Madeleine's 'fund' eh?

Are you sure, Mr Hughes?

UR "you say they are not seeking money from the fund but what if the fund offered them money would they accept it?"

DH "I don't know i hadn't thought about that scenario, but i'd be quite surprised, i'd be quite surprised"

'video taken' TWO months AFTER they had had 2 mortgage 'repayments' (2x £2,000) authorised by Esther McVey and other Find Madeleine 'fund' board directors.

Still 'surprised' Mr Hughes?

I suggest you check the Madeleine 'fund' accounts and SEE the money 'used' for 'legal costs' over the years!

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Post by HelenMeg on 19.03.15 15:19

Nick - that was around at the time of the abduction, sorry the disappearance wasn't it, the possible abduction, I seem to recall that it was heard or discussed

I like that bit a lot - he is careful to correct himself regarding using the word abduction

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Post by jeanmonroe on 19.03.15 15:28



Should of asked great uncle Brian about the 'fund' providing 'legal expenditure' Mr Hughes!

Just 2 WEEKS 'after' the 'event!

Gerry McCann's 'mum', Eileen.

"and the 'fund' stacking, that's uplifted him." ( i bet it did, seeing as we are told, 'they didn't have a pot to p**s in' BEFORE the 'event')

ALL 'this' after just TWO 'weeks'!

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Post by aquila on 19.03.15 15:39

@HelenMeg wrote:Nick - that was around at the time of the abduction, sorry the disappearance wasn't it, the possible abduction, I seem to recall that it was heard or discussed

I like that bit a lot - he is careful to correct himself regarding using the word abduction
Some people just can't manage to draw a straight line with a ruler.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 19.03.15 15:55

DUH me!

On the Eileen McCann and Brian Kennedy 'video', above, NEITHER makes a heartfelt 'plea' to the 'abductor' directly, to return her, although they are on camera, the ideal 'medium' to do 'so'.

They BOTH 'talk' about 'money'!

NOT Madeleine!

thinking

I wonder WHY Eileen McCann OR Uncle Brian Kennedy did NOT make a 'direct' plea on camera? (to Madeleine's 'abductor' offering he, she or they, all the worldy goods both 'families' had in exchange for Madeleine)

But Kennedy DID 'manage' to get in, 'plug', on camera, where people could 'contribute' to the 'fund'!

SO,

NO 'plea' but YES 'plug'!

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Post by plebgate on 19.03.15 16:02

I still have to shake my head in disbelief when we re-visit some of the things that were being said and done so soon after Maddie went missing.  The mortgage re-payments - no, that will never sit right in my mind.

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Post by aquila on 19.03.15 16:15

@plebgate wrote:I still have to shake my head in disbelief when we re-visit some of the things that were being said and done so soon after Maddie went missing.  The mortgage re-payments - no, that will never sit right in my mind.
All the McCanns needed to do to put that right was to make an entry in their Limited Company's accounts to show they had personally paid back the money for paying their mortgage for a couple of months.

All they had to do to squash this was to say thank you to their donors, say thank you to their employers who gave them compassionate leave and say they had temporarily used funds to pay their mortgage (why they needed to do that is another matter as they were still receiving their salaries and were not paying to stay in PDL but let that pass). All they had to do was say they had placed back into to their own daughter's 'fund' monies that were given by well meaning people. They didn't do this.

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