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Feb 12th 2018: Breaking news: Scotland Yard asks HO for even more money

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Post by MayMuse on 13.02.18 19:49

Reduced to three officers in Oct 2015, thought it was four? 

SY demands??? Will they publish a breakdown of costs to the public showing exactly where these millions have gone? 


See that link above has the video of the McCanns 10yr anniversary interview....

What a promotional scam!!!!

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Post by BlueBag on 13.02.18 20:01

Fake investigation.
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Post by MayMuse on 13.02.18 20:19

@BlueBag wrote:Fake investigation.
Yes I now believe so! 
Money laundering in some form also springs to mind or we're just being fed a line , unsure but it all smacks of untruths!

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Post by Doug D on 13.02.18 21:03

I'm in the Algarve at the moment and it came up on News24 or whatever the Portuguese channel is, which I couldn't understand.

I really don't think Grange have got a clue what to do with the 'investigation' as it's clearly nonsense, but they just don't know how to end it.

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Post by Verdi on 13.02.18 21:20

Get'emGonçalo wrote:

He really is taking a gamble with the McCanns.

Another gatekeeper methinks - on the inside or on the outside is a matter for conjecture. Maybe Cambodia has all the answers prisoner ?

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Post by Verdi on 13.02.18 21:44

@Mark Willis wrote:
@Verdi wrote:Breaking news?  More like breaking wind..
...it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good..  whacky

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Post by jazega on 13.02.18 23:16

It's about time they used the fund money for the purpose that people donated to it for,instead of sponging of the taxpayer.Then after that is depleted they can sell the big fancy house to access more funds to continue.No I don't think so.
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Post by Phoebe on 14.02.18 0:32

I read "Blacksmith's"  latest optimistic ramblings on Op. Grange. Five mins of my life I'll never get back!! He has to admit that Tony B was correct about Grange not making the McCanns suspects before getting his usual silly digs in. The rational he offers for Grange's lack of progress is the daftest thing I've come across for a long time.

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Post by Doug D on 14.02.18 9:46

Such an exact figure. Where did it come from I wonder?
 
‘The 49-year-old has made £793,516 from the bestselling Madeleine: Our daughter's disappearance and the continuing search for her. ‘
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5382119/Scotland-Yard-asks-money-Madeleine-McCann.html

I’m sure a £1m advance was reported initially, so has she had to pay some back? Plus the serialization rights?

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Post by Jill Havern on 14.02.18 10:20

@Phoebe wrote:I read "Blacksmith's"  latest optimistic ramblings on Op. Grange. Five mins of my life I'll never get back!! He has to admit that Tony B was correct about Grange not making the McCanns suspects before getting his usual silly digs in. The rational he offers for Grange's lack of progress is the daftest thing I've come across for a long time.
Yes, he can't help himself can he? It detracts from what he's got to say.

You never, ever, see a good writer like Natasha Donn use derogatory terms, even against Team McCann. She just reports facts, even when it's favourable to Team McCann.
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Post by polyenne on 14.02.18 18:12

“Thank you for your message, but, as this is an on-going investigation, I’m unable to comment at this time”.

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Post by Mark Willis on 15.02.18 10:55

@Verdi wrote:
@Mark Willis wrote:
@Verdi wrote:Breaking news?  More like breaking wind..
...it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good..  whacky

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There speaks the voice of experience lol!  bad bad bad

We fast forward to the year 2057 where the biannual Met request for another bunce to protect the McCanns has become as ingrained as The Budget and The Queen's speech. And the outcome just as predictable.
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Re: Feb 12th 2018: Breaking news: Scotland Yard asks HO for even more money

Post by Verdi on 15.02.18 12:22

Lest they forget

If I remember rightly, there was talk in the early days of any surplus monies, when the Fund had achieved it's objective [splutter!], being spread around various charities for missing people children.  I guess it can't be said that the Fund has yet achieved it's objective for the simple reason it never even started.

This is featured on the official Find Madeleine website.  There is no indication of when this was updated, if ever, nonetheless it is there in black and white - well, brown and white to be precise, for all to read..

Madeleine's Fund


About the Fund

Madeleine's Fund - 'Leaving No Stone Unturned' is a not-for-profit company which has been established to find Madeleine McCann, support her family and bring her abductors to justice.
The Fund is following best practice governance procedures as set out in the Good Governance Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector. The directors of the company are Brian Kennedy, Michael Linnett, Edward Smethurst, Jon Corner, Kate McCann & Gerry McCann. They have appropriate legal, business and charitable experience. An experienced Fund Administrator has been appointed to ensure the highest standards of transparency and accountability. This should enable the Directors to maintain an appropriate governance distance in the day-to-day operations of the Fund.

Fund Objectives

The full objects of the Fund are:

   To secure the safe return to her family of Madeleine McCann who was abducted in Praia da Luz, Portugal on Thursday 3rd May 2007;
   To procure that Madeleine's abduction is thoroughly investigated and that her abductors, as well as those who played or play any part in assisting them, are identified and brought to justice; and
   To provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine's family.

If the above objects are fulfilled then the objects of the Foundation shall be to pursue such purposes in similar cases arising in the United Kingdom, Portugal or elsewhere.

Fund Raising

We thank you for your interest in fund raising to support Madeleine's fund. Many donations have resulted from a variety of fund raising events. These have included Car Boot sales, jumble sales, school cake sales, race nights, sponsored runs & cycle events, ‘dress down' days, auctions & ‘cheese & wine' nights.

These events have further highlighted Madeleine's plight as well as bringing many people together to have fun whilst working towards one common goal.

We would be grateful if you are considering fund raising that you do not refer to Madeleine's fund as a registered charity as it is not. If you are embarking on a type fund raising which may carry an element of risk you may wish to consider your position regarding insurance cover. If you require further information please refer to:

http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/bestpractice/thecodes/codesoffundraisingpractice/

FAQs

(1) Who are the main contributors to the fund?

Many members of the general public from across the world have kindly donated to Madeleine's Fund, either by personal donation or fund raising events. In addition to this, over £1 million pounds in libel damages and compensation awarded to Kate and Gerry McCann and their friends has been paid into Madeleine's Fund.

(2) What are the registered details of Madeleine's Fund?

Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, CRN 6248215. Registered office: 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YH.

(3) Why is Madeleine's Fund not registered as a charity?

Because Madeleine's Fund is currently focussed on searching for one child only, Madeleine McCann it cannot register as a charity. However in the future, if the objects of the fund are fulfilled and subsequently changed to concentrate on multiple similar cases, it may then be possible to acquire charitable status.


(4) Can gift aid or tax relief be claimed on my donation to Madeleine's Fund?

No it cannot because these are only available to registered charities.

(5) If Madeleine's Fund isn't a charity who is regulating it?

The directors regulate Madeleine's Fund and they aspire to follow best practice policies and processes used by charities. The directors have reviewed its operation against “Good Governance: A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector”. This sets out best practice requirements for charities.


The Fund also has:

   a Financial Procedures Manual
   job descriptions for directors, chair and treasurer
   clearly laid out policies and processes for:
   payments
   expense claims
   risk management
   whistle blowing
   registering conflicts of interest

(6) Who are the directors of Madeleine's Fund?

There are six directors of the Fund. They are:

  Brian Kennedy, a retired head teacher;
   Edward Smethurst – A Commercial lawyer;
   Jon Corner – Director of a media company;
   Michael Linett- retired accountant
   Kate McCann General Practitioner
   Gerry McCann Consultant Cardiologist


(7) What is the money being spent on ?

The majority of the fund money has been and continues to be spent on investigative work to help find Madeleine. Additionally money continues to be spent on the wider 'Awareness Campaign' – reminding people that Madeleine is still missing and to remain vigilant. None of the directors have taken any money from the fund as remuneration.


Anyone who wishes further information with regards to the financial details of Madeleine's Fund and its professional advisors, please refer to the accounts filed at Companies House. Crown Way Maindy Cardiff CF14 3UZ

Amen!


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Post by polyenne on 15.02.18 12:26

If the above objects are fulfilled then the objects of the Foundation shall be to pursue such purposes in similar cases arising in the United Kingdom, Portugal or elsewhere.

I doubt there will ever be a similar case......................so the money's safe ! 

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Post by Jill Havern on 15.02.18 12:33

Michael Linett still showing as a director even though he died last August.
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Post by Julie R on 15.02.18 12:40

Literally physically sickened by this latest news. Unscrupulous. Makes me want to leave the country.

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Post by Mark Willis on 15.02.18 12:50

Get'emGonçalo wrote:Michael Linett still showing as a director even though he died last August.
So what? "Suspect" Euclides Monteiro died 5 years ago and the tractor is still in custody, pleading the 5th.
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Post by Verdi on 15.02.18 12:51

Get'emGonçalo wrote:Michael Linett still showing as a director even though he died last August.

It get's worse, if that's possible.  According to the page side link 'Find Madeleine Team', in the absence of any law enforcement agency across the world proactively looking for Madeleine, good old dependable David Edgar is still leading their independent investigation with the help of a Portuguese speaking assistant - he has access to specialist teams to call on if needed.  

Miners and JCBs if the lawless hills of the Algarve are still the focal point of interest.

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Post by Mark Willis on 15.02.18 13:21

Would that be the lawless hills of Flintshire, where Mr Alf Haig lives?
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Post by Verdi on 15.02.18 15:40

The very one, Dave the Rave with his partner in crime Arthur Brain..



"Madeleine who?"

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Post by Mark Willis on 15.02.18 18:37

@Verdi wrote:The very one, Dave the Rave with his partner in crime Arthur Brain..



"Madeleine who?"
LOL! They were once referred to as "Edcase and Cowsh*t", which is promotion in my view.
Why can I hear the strains of "Pretty Vacant"?..
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Post by sharonl on 15.02.18 20:26

I would love to know how this money is really being spent.  I cannot believe that our top police officers are knowingly wasting their own time, looking through evidence that they know is dodgy and going to get them nowhere. 

What is the true agenda of Op Grange? 

Have they really put themselves on a wild goose chase?

Are the officers really so blinkered that they cannot see where the evidence is leading them?

Are they so naïve that they do not question the reason that they cannot investigate the prime suspects and the official line of inquiry?

Are they doing anything at all or is Op Grange just a media stunt?

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Post by sharonl on 15.02.18 20:37

@Mark Willis wrote:
@Verdi wrote:The very one, Dave the Rave with his partner in crime Arthur Brain..



"Madeleine who?"
LOL! They were once referred to as "Edcase and Cowsh*t", which is promotion in my view.
Why can I hear the strains of "Pretty Vacant"?..



They just remind me of Bert and Ernie.

sorry  Apologies to Bert and Ernie



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Post by Verdi on 15.02.18 21:40

Drat - I've just tried to find an image of Statler and Waldorf. The major search engines, like google and yahoo, have changed their policy, you can no longer copy specific images due to possible copyright issues - that's buggered me!

This is since earlier today - did Ernie and Bert complain per chance big grin ?

Bang goes the rogues gallery sad .

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