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'Bring them all back to Portugal’- Robert Murat on the Mccanns,in the Sunday Express

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kweggie Sun 05-May-13 19:42:08

Robert Murat,(who was originally made an arguido by the Portuguese police as were Kate and Gerry McCann), has appealed to Scotland Yard to get the 'Tapas Nine' back to Portugal to stage a reconstruction of the 48 hours leading to the disappearance of Madeleine Mccann in 2007.

As Scotland Yard have so far spent an estimated 4.5 million of public money reviewing this case, is there any justifiable reason for the parents and their friends to refuse this?

ItsYonliMe Mon 06-May-13 14:45:57

Kweggie comes on here now and again and talks about this sad case and attempts to to wind people up. Best ignored.

Booyhoo Mon 06-May-13 19:17:12

ah, really? thanks for heads up.

Portofino Mon 06-May-13 19:22:06

Murat is an attention seeker IMHO. He was at the time, turning up offering to translate etc, and this is probably more of the same. He probably gets a few quid for offering his "thoughts" to the papers. Best ignore really.

ExRatty Mon 06-May-13 19:40:43

Those poor people. I wonder if Murat is doing it to put further distance between himself and what went on.
It must have been very difficult for him and his family also

RooneyMara Mon 06-May-13 19:50:58

This will go poof in a minute.

It's a bit like the Gina Ford thing I think, high risk of litigation if you print anything.

Chipstick10 Mon 06-May-13 20:48:59

Why is it that any old thread on mumsnet can carry on without a word from headquarters. Anything to do with race, or posters feeling they are being bullied and yet the second a thread appears about kate and Gerry, then word from on high appears. Are they untouchable? Are we not allowed an opinion?

Portofino Mon 06-May-13 21:03:50

Of course but Kate and Gerry have funds and form for suing. And it it just plain wrong to do speculation, which is what most of these threads turn into. My dd is just a bit younger tan Madeleine. The whole thing is unthinkable really.

Chipstick10 Mon 06-May-13 21:07:04

I have so much I would love to say, my blood boils so I will slip off quietly or I will probably get banned.

CognitiveOverload Mon 06-May-13 21:11:38

Why should your opinion amount to anything other thannoure speculation. This isn't an aibu thread about a ride mother in law. This is a legal issue. Keep your opinion to yourself. I find it extremely offensive that people feel they have a right to speculate on something so sensitive and serious, based purely on media footage.

Portofino Mon 06-May-13 21:12:12

Do you have exciting new evidence then, Chipstick?

AmandaPayneAteTooMuchChocolate Mon 06-May-13 21:17:19

Why on earth would the opinion of a suspect/person of interest (for want of a literal translation) be relevant to what parents of a missing child do?

I was not a parent when Madeline McCann went missing. I am now. Just thinking about the pain they must endure blows my mind. Like a new loss every single day.

Portofino Mon 06-May-13 21:25:31

There was an anniversary Amanda, he is just doing his claim to fame bit/ earning exta cash.

AmandaPayneAteTooMuchChocolate Mon 06-May-13 21:26:52

Ah, I see Porto. Which Kweggie wants to help him out with?

Portofino Mon 06-May-13 21:42:52

Presumably, or conspiracy theory type of stuff.

SconeInSixtySeconds Mon 06-May-13 21:47:01

Nope, I think this is a distasteful op as well Kweggie.

Portofino Mon 06-May-13 21:52:28

Well quite. There is no evidence to link Robert Murat with this at all. So he he should keep his fucking beak out. It's not up to him what the police do. Is just newspaper headlines.

kweggie Mon 06-May-13 23:51:15

I fail to see what is distasteful about asking other mners opinions, and it is disappointing that some of you think you have carte blanche to swear and be downright rude. This sad story is constantly in the headlines and I am as entitled as anyone else to ask an opinion.

Portofino, what do you mean 'there is no evidence to link Robert Murat with this?' with what?

Goldmandra Tue 07-May-13 00:01:14

is there any justifiable reason for the parents and their friends to refuse this?

There could well be a dozen perfectly good reasons. Why would they need to justify themselves to us?

I appreciate that they have used the media to try to find their daughter but that doesn't give us the right to pass comment on decisions about which we, no doubt, have only some of the relevant information.

toffeelolly Tue 07-May-13 02:20:19

Do you think it would even help?

Isabeller Tue 07-May-13 02:24:50

Hugs and respect to shabba my heart goes out to the McCann family

noddyholder Tue 07-May-13 06:52:19

God yes Reconstruction plus lie detectors to put an end to all doubt and speculation and then it will be up to Scotland yard whether they continue this v expensive 'search'

noddyholder Tue 07-May-13 06:53:15

It is not up to the parents either to pressureccameron

noddyholder Tue 07-May-13 06:57:30

Friends son worked on case i mentioned something he said here 100% true and fairly innocuous ad I gt banned for a week!

pumpkinsweetie Tue 07-May-13 07:00:39

I won't speculate or make my opinion known, but i don't see why this would help. Too many years have gone by, the chances of ever finding her are slim.
But having said that, you would think that the parents would try anything to get their child back, considering all the countless times they are in the media anyway. I cant see why they would not go through with this, but will write books and go on tv shows. It could be that the other people of the group don't want their identities splashed all over tv and newspapers due to hate groups etc but they should have thought about that when they assisted the mcanns in leaving their 3 children alone.

noddyholder Tue 07-May-13 07:03:21

It might stop the gossip ad ascertain how much tie exactly any abductor had etc which could give them clues. It is a high profile case and normal

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