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Post by Verdi on 21.04.19 21:58

There is no knowing what the future holds, from one day to the next it is hoped that some miracle might occur by way of someone in an official capacity speaking out in support of little Madeleine McCann.  Not just a voice but someone who can make a difference, someone who can lead a new initiative in defiance of the common place narrative we've grown to know and despise.

As years go by, the likelihood of this ever happening appears remote in the extreme.  This unfortunate reality will only make CMOMM and the MMRG more determined to continue it's voyage of discovery and it's endeavours to get closer to the truth.  Members come and members go, some faithful members have weathered the storm of the twelve year journey, some have lost interest and returned when something piques interest.  Whatever, members old and new, we are a united force with a single objective - justice in the name of Madeleine McCann.  That we never forget.

So what can we do?  

We can relentlessly continue to explore every avenue, leaving no stone unturned, keep going back to the beginning, keep looking for that missing piece of the jigsaw that might just prove to be the key.  We can keep pushing the authorities for answers, keep badgering them with requests for information, keep reminding them that there is a little three year old girl abandoned by those who should really care - her family, the police and the British establishment.  We can continue to be the irritating thorn in their side that won't go away.  We can continue with an awareness campaign, pass on every new discovery or piece of evidence, to the Portuguese police.

So many good people who have campaigned for justice in the name of Madeleine McCann, have fallen by the wayside for whatever reason.  Good caring folk like Joana Morais and lazzeri-lies-in-the-sun who have given so much to the cause.  Thankfully, the strength of CMOMM has never died, nor ever will until this intriguing case is finally resolved satisfactorily.

Then there is the honourable Snr Gonçalo Amaral, a man whose life has been destroyed by the evil team McCann defence campaign.  He cannot be nor ever will be forgotten, we owe it to him to keep moving forward and keeping his name at the forefront in recognition of his dedication to the case of missing Madeleine McCann.

This case will not go away, not all the time good caring people are involved.  That is why we are here, why CMOMM and the MMRG carry on regardless.  United we stand divided we fall, we are a powerful united force, defeat does not enter into our vocabulary - we are here until the bitter end.

Perhaps all our endeavours will lead nowhere but you don't know unless you try.  If nothing else, we can keep the name of Madeleine McCann alive in her memory.

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Post by Verdi on 07.05.19 1:09

May 2019

It was quite clear back in May 2017, the tenth anniversary of Madeleine McCann's disappearance, that the long term campaign orchestrated by the McCanns was to draw to a close.  However, this didn't mean the McCanns intended to disappear off the face of the earth, like their beloved daughter.  How could they possibly consider a withdrawal from public life without good reason, like their daughter being found.

In addition, the team set-up by the Metropolitan Police, Operation Grange, in May 2011 to review the case - that's the Portuguese investigation together with UK liaison forces and the McCanns independently hired private detectives and later to be re-designated an investigation, or re-investigation, was destined to continue against all odds.  

Since it's inception in May 2011, the financing of Operation Grange has been granted by the Home Office and renewed at regular intervals, this situation still remains to this very day.  Since March this year, the UK press have periodically reported yet another anticipated Home Office funding renewal to enable Operation Grange, now a force of four officers, to follow new important leads.  The latest funding renewal has not been officially confirmed by the Home Office but that's no surprise considering their declaration in September 2018, which would appear to be an undisclosed open cheque..


Funding for Operation Grange


Posted by: HO News Team, Posted on: 25 September 2018 - Categories: Leading stories, Reactive statements, Uncategorised

The Home Office responds to media coverage on funding for Operation Grange.

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There has been media coverage of funding for Operation Grange, the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) operation concerning the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Some of the recent coverage has suggested that funding for Operation Grange will expire on 30 September 2018, and that the MPS will be unable to continue the operation thereafter unless additional funds are provided.

We have received and are considering a request from the MPS to extend funding for Operation Grange until the end of March 2019.

Funding for Special Grant applications can be paid retrospectively for operational work already done in the same financial year. It is therefore incorrect to suggest that the MPS would have to discontinue its operational work after 30 September 2018 unless additional funds were provided in advance of this date.

The Home Office maintains an ongoing dialogue with the MPS regarding funding for Operation Grange.

Special Grant funding is usually available to police forces when they face significant or exceptional costs. The cost of Operation Grange – which, to date, is £11.6m – has been met through Special Grant funding.

As usual, full details of any Special Grant awards in 2018/19 will be published after the end of the financial year.

https://homeofficemedia.blog.gov.uk/2018/09/25/home-office-in-the-media/

So Operation Grange is scheduled to continue it's investigation into the unforeseeable future, likewise CMOMM and it's sister forum the MMRG, will continue to investigate the true mystery of Madeleine McCann, only without establishment interference or influence.  The Portuguese case coordinator Gonçalo Amaral, whose untimely removal from the PJ team, led to his ruination by the vindictive campaign orchestrated by team McCann, is back in the limelight by dint of a series of podcasts broadcast by the Australian journalist, Mark Saunokonoko.

There would appear to be no end to this mystery and all the time there is action afoot, or not as the case may be, so CMOMM and the MMRG will be right behind leaving no stone unturned.  Listening to every word, watching every move until we see justice for the voiceless child - Madeleine McCann.

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Post by Verdi on 30.05.19 13:38

May/June 2019


Forum member retired senior UK police chief PeterMac has recently updated his free e-book with new chapters that expose the Spanish online news agent, The Olive Press and it's editor Jon Clarke, for publishing false information relative to the case of missing Madeleine McCann.

The MMRG has taken the opportunity to forward this information to the producers of the recent Netflix Madeleine McCann production, as they promoted this false information invented by The Olive Press and staff members.  The Netflix production has been widely publicised through the UK media since it was shown, more especially around the time of the 12th anniversary of Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

It is not a factual portrayal of the case as it pretends to be.

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t16284p25-petermac-s-new-chapter-for-his-e-book-jon-clarke-olive-press-lies-and-videotape#402896

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Post by Verdi on 02.06.19 1:27

June 2019

Paulo Reis, a native of the beautiful land of Portugal, a long standing investigative journalist who was initially touched by the plight, the raw emotion, he saw in the parents McCann when first watching the aftermath of Madeleine McCann's disappearance in May/June 2007.  Indeed twelve years ago.

Like so many observers, it wasn't long before he began to seriously doubt the version of events portrayed by the McCanns and their group of friends.  Investigative journalism in his blood, he started to probe the case more deeply by following the twists and turns in the ensuing weeks and months that focused more and more on parental culpability - the media reports being his particular interest.  For obvious reasons I feel.

Mr Reis spent months and years working on the subject with a view to eventually publishing a book to document his years of case study.  This year he has finalised his project and published an e-book to purchase at a very low cost through the world's leading online marketeer - Amazon.

Amazon however seriously failed to market Paulo Reis' e-book in the format he desired, that was so important to the end product.  Amazon was understandably abandoned for this reason but undaunted and doggedly determined in the style of a true investigative journalist, he quickly found an alternative publishing medium rather than abandon his years of work

Now, it has been reported by Paulo Reis, that his book The McCann's War, will be published in paperback format and on sale at major booksellers throughout the UK from 1st July 2019.

No one can dispute the infamous treatment of Gonçalo Amaral through the hands of the UK media and the diabolical way the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was handled by the UK media with the help of the UK government's media monitoring director - Clarence Mitchell.  This is for Madeleine McCann and all the victims of her story, not for self promotion.

For this reason alone, Paulo Reis' book has got to be worth it's weight in gold.

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Post by Verdi on 25.06.19 0:17

June 2019

To heighten awareness of the extensive work of CMOMM and the MMRG over the past years, thanks to forum owner Jill Havern's commitment, hard work and talent  . a new initiative has today been launched in the form of a blog.

Initially built on the latest CMOMM forum addition, the MMRG forum, the new blog is to provide a 'straight- to' comprehensive information source, presented in a format designed to facilitate direct and easy access to forum research.

The admin team hope you will find this a useful tool and enjoy the new venture.  It is after all for you

Over a period of time it will be expanded but in the meantime - spread the news.

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https://thecompletemysteryofmadeleinemccann.blogspot.com/


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Post by Verdi on 11.07.19 12:53

The Show Must Go On

It seems I was on the right track thinking that the McCann campaign's 10th anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance would be the grand finale - well almost.  In April/May (that month again) 2017, the McCanns and their defence league went full speed ahead laying their ten year  'campaign' to rest with a blitz of media attention.  This rather leaves the spectator in limbo - possibly by design or possibly by default.  Whichever, genuine folk who won't rest until they see justice for a little lost three year old girl by the name of Madeleine McCann will not be dictated by the McCann faction into submission.

I know the many aspects of this case have been discussed ad-infinitum, some might say to exhaustion, leaving nothing left to say - no stones left to unturn to coin a phrase.  To back-off now will be an act of defeatism, something I'm sure many of us won't admit to - so where do we go from here?

CMoMM will never be a lost cause, whether it continues to be active or not, it will always be there, on the internet, as a source of information for past, present and future study.  Like so many historic criminal cases, the mysterious disappearance of Madeleine McCann will never go away - it will always be part of our lives and the lives of future generations even if the truth is buried for eternity by the formidable UK establishment.  I for one (and hope many members and guests feel the same) would very much like to see and be part of an ongoing active respectable CMoMM that has seen so much discussion for so many years, despite constant attack from within and without.

So where do we go from here.

The letter containing research by the CMoMM splinter group, the MMRG, translated from English to Portuguese by CMoMM friend and member Paulo Reis, has been sent to the Portuguese Chief Prosecutor and receipt of said letter has been duly aknowledged.  It's now a case of waiting to see what, if anything, transpires, be the outcome positive or negative I feel members of CMoMM still have an important role to play.   If the Portuguese authorities are prepared to act on the information, all well and good but there is still work to be done from this end.

Members are invited here to put forward ideas for discussion, it matters not whether topics have been flogged to death in the past, or never been raised before.  I know it's boring for some to keep going over the same old ground but remember, not all readers of CMoMM are old hands so not familiar with the finer detail of the case, some are new to the case and might be eager to learn more.  It's important for Madeleine McCann to keep this case high profile, even if the McCanns are moving on and would rather it disappeared.

Remember, this is about little Madeleine McCann -  the only important person in this atrocious charade.

As the saying goes - the show ain't over till the fat lady sings !!!

You can read and discuss here:  https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t15215-the-show-must-go-on

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Post by Verdi on 06.08.19 1:26

Six weeks today saw the launch of CMOMM's newest brainwave..
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Since then, thanks to forum owner Jill 'Chief Faffer' Havern, the blog has gone from strength to strength and now stands alone as a valuable source of information and documentation, old and new, emanating from the CMOMM forum and MMRG forum.  Not forgetting other important forum associates.

For members and guests who haven't the time, or find forum navigation difficult, this blog is an essential and important go-to place for easy access to the forum's best.

https://thecompletemysteryofmadeleinemccann.blogspot.com/

If members wish to comment on any blog entry, please use the link provided or type the subject matter in the forum's search function.  Member participation is, as always, welcome.

How else can we grow as a united force towards justice in the name of little Madeleine McCann.

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Post by Verdi on 11.08.19 2:10

Early August 2019

A new chapter in forum member PeterMac's complimentary e-book.

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Read full article here:  http://whatreallyhappenedtomadeleinemccann.blogspot.com/2016/08/chapter-34-decline-and-fall-of-modern.html

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Post by Verdi on 01.09.19 22:13

CMOMM Newsletter - 1st September 2019

The Trending Topics

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Eumenides: Blue Bag Blues
The blue bag, the dogs,  a freezer and the cot that wasn’t there on Tuesday night...

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Scandal of 63 children killed by parents after officials missed warning signs

There's this article today by the Sunday Mirror newspaper about the scandal of the children in the UK killed by their parents or family even after the intervention of the Social Services and the Law....

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Joana Morais: Carlos Anjos 'I believe that there is clearly an attempt to exonerate the couple -  3 years ago  
Short debate on the news that Scotland Yard is allegedly following a...

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So now we have an 'Oz Maddie'

'THE OZ MADDIE' Aussie who CONFESSED to killing Brit toddler, 3, will never be jailed as cops say they still don’t have enough evidence A MAN who confessed to killing a British toddler will...

Read more: https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t16602-so-now-we-have-an-oz-maddie?_branch_match_id=627636283052311889

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Post by Verdi on 02.09.19 1:28

CMOMM and the MMRG are never dormant,  it may not be obvious to the casual observer but the wheels are always in motion.  

Looking for new evidence and analyzing every point of fact and intelligence and/or presenting new hypothesis - in quest of  the final missing pieces of the multi-faceted jigsaw.  

THE ‘SALSALITO SUMMIT’: Brian Kennedy’s two meetings in Portugal on 13 November 2007

Update:  7th August 2019

Read here:  https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t16301-the-salsalito-summit-brian-kennedys-two-meetings-in-portugal-on-13-november-2007#401767
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This particular subject is very much a work in progress.  The MMRG are working hard behind the scenes to ensure true diligence and accuracy as far as possible, before publication.

Be patient, I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

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Post by Verdi on 11.09.19 0:23

July - September 2019

Initiated by forum owner and chief faffer, Jill Havern

National Audit Office: Re: Public Spending for Operation Grange

The story so far..

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Dear Ms Havern,

I wrote to you on 1 July to explain that, in response to another request that we had received, we had decided to make further enquiries with the Home Office in respect of the special grant funding for Operation Grange and that these enquiries were ongoing.  Our work is continuing and to provide you with a substantive response, we will require more time to assess the information that we are obtaining.   I am therefore writing to update you that we would now expect to respond more fully to the points that you raise by the end of August. I apologise for the delay.

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Dear Ms Havern,

Further to my e-mail of 25 July, I am writing to confirm that we have completed our enquiries with the Home Office and I am now able to respond to the questions that you have raised specifically in relation to the administration of special grants for the continued funding of Operation Grange.

I thought it might be helpful to set out the role and remit of the National Audit Office (NAO). The NAO is completely independent of government and has two main functions. The first is to certify the accounts of government departments and other central government bodies and to express an opinion on those accounts. As a part of this routine annual external audit, we examine Special Grants using a risk-based approach. The second is to carry out examinations into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which government departments and other public sector bodies have used their resources. In each case the results are reported to Parliament. Our remit is restricted in that we cannot question the merits of government policies. Therefore, the work we have undertaken in response to your correspondence has focused on establishing the facts around the Home Office’s use of Special Grant funding in support of Operation Grange. In doing so, we have also sought to ensure that we do not prejudice the ongoing police investigation.

We have considered the funding provided for Operation Grange against the Home Office’s own criteria for administering Special Grants. The criteria require any bid for funding to set out in detail how the funding will be used. Among other things the criteria also stipulate that the Home Office will normally consider requests for Special Grant funding to help meet costs where a force expects to incur expenditure that reaches 1% of its budget. However, the rules for such funding allow ministers discretion to waive this requirement. In this instance, while the costs of Operation Grange are significantly under 1% of the Metropolitan Police’s budget, Ministers have exercised their discretion to commission this investigation to draw on the specialist skills of the Metropolitan Police’s investigations team.

In cases where Special Grant funding is approved, forces are required to demonstrate that their arrangements for managing the expenditure meet the principles of the Treasury’s Managing Public Money guidance. You had expressed concern about whether the funding has produced results and is delivering value for money. To address this, we have considered the governance and oversight arrangements in place to assess how this funding is being used. These arrangements typically include consideration of the expected activities that the funding will enable. Having reviewed appropriate evidence, we can confirm that there is a dedicated team within the Home Office whose role is to manage Special Grant funding. As with other Special Grants, their responsibilities in relation to Operation Grange include regular liaison with the Metropolitan Police investigation team to assess progress, challenging the use of funds as necessary and considering what, if any, additional funding may be required. The oversight arrangements have operated effectively and the Home Office team has not identified any instances of funds being misused.

There are separate mechanisms in place to evaluate the use of Special Grant funding, including for Operation Grange. Firstly, the Home Office’s dedicated team obtain and check submissions from the Metropolitan Police on how the funds have been used and to continuously monitor progress. Furthermore, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) also undertake an examination on the use of these funds. There is no indication from the evidence that we have examined that these funds have not been used for the purposes intended set out in the application for Special Grant funding. These oversight arrangements are sufficiently robust, timely and regular to ensure that spending is properly monitored. The Home Office has been able to provide financial reports demonstrating the oversight that they exercise.

In conclusion, therefore, we are satisfied that the Home Office has used Special Grant funding in support of Operation Grange in accordance with its own guidance and has exercised adequate oversight of related expenditure by the Metropolitan Police. From our review of the funding and governance arrangements as well as our annual audits of the Home Office financial statements, we have not identified any areas of concern in relation to this expenditure.

Regards

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Read here: https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t16520-national-audit-office-re-public-spending-for-operation-grange#404226

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