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Kate McCann offered a 'deal' if she confesses to killing madeleine

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schnorbitz Fri 07-Sep-07 21:13:46


beansprout Fri 07-Sep-07 21:14:43

Oh fab! Another thread!!!

schnorbitz Fri 07-Sep-07 21:19:54

Oh bog off Beansprout, it is an 'in the news' topic and some people are fed up with trawling through acres of crap to find out the actual news.

If you don't like it go spout off on another thread!

squeakybrushes Fri 07-Sep-07 21:20:01

its a total set up. its not that i think a white middle class set of parents couldn't have done such a thing, it's everything else. i shall ask again:

can someone please explain to me, in logistical terms, how you can be sitting in a restaurant a hundred yards from your apartment, having a drink with friends and also murdering your daughter in the room she shared with her toddler siblings, as if you were going off to the loo?

I mean if one person can put forward a competant theory about how exactly that could have happened then i may, just may start to doubt their innocence. but only then.

<sits back and folds arms>

LittleBella Fri 07-Sep-07 21:20:57

Yes it's from SKY NEWS.

Not known for their veracity.

Proof please.

beansprout Fri 07-Sep-07 21:22:17

Given that there hasn't been a single one of these threads that has managed to stay clear of gossip and speculation (often of the nastiest kind), I really don't have to be told that I am lowering the tone of your serious discussion.

Why not discuss another aspect of the news if it fascinates you so much? hmm

kitsandbits Fri 07-Sep-07 21:22:51

In all honesty a part of me worries that the portugese police think the world is watching and waiting for them to slove this case, and they cant. So this is just a way to make it seem they are getting something done.

I just dont see her doing it TBH and Im not syupid, i know it happens but my gut feeling on this is...she didnt.

LittleBella Fri 07-Sep-07 21:23:10


What do you think will happen to interest rates?

schnorbitz Fri 07-Sep-07 21:23:33

I haven't commented on the news, merely posted the link so other people can read what is being reported.

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Fri 07-Sep-07 21:23:39


Get your knitting out girls, this could be a long one.

beansprout Fri 07-Sep-07 21:23:47

I also love the constant assumption that people who have access to the internet can't go to the BBC/Sky/various newspaper/ITN etc etc websites if they want a news update, but are reliant on other MNers to post updates. hmm

kitsandbits Fri 07-Sep-07 21:24:00

sorry wriggly baby on knee = bad typing!

also if they really did think she murdered her daughter why would they only give her 2 years??

jofeb04 Fri 07-Sep-07 21:24:21


Deals are done in Britain as well

beansprout Fri 07-Sep-07 21:24:40

I don't know, but I will blame Kate McCann grin

schnorbitz Fri 07-Sep-07 21:26:01

If you are not interested why are even bothering to read the threads, let alone wasting valuable time typing a response to them... could be that you just enjoy stirring up trouble

schnorbitz Fri 07-Sep-07 21:26:37

jofe - I never said otherwise i merely posted the link

LittleBella Fri 07-Sep-07 21:28:27

LOL at stirring up trouble

And posting the online news equivalent of Heat Magazine is not stirring up trouble then?

It's serious debate is it?

schnorbitz Fri 07-Sep-07 21:31:53

Oh sorry is my working class showing!!! Who do the upper classes consider provide the 'real'news then?

LittleBella Fri 07-Sep-07 21:32:43

LOL at the upper classes.

Where are they then?

beansprout Fri 07-Sep-07 21:32:56

I have no idea, I'm working class, but if you are asking I tend to use BBC news or read The Guardian.

schnorbitz Fri 07-Sep-07 21:35:41

So because it is on Sky it's not true?? I'm sure of your point! The BBC have been about 1/2 hr behind in reporting the exact same thing as Sky. Are they all wrong?

beansprout Fri 07-Sep-07 21:37:00

It's pretty well established that Sky tend to report things quicker as the BBC carry out more checks. A lot of stuff that is reported on Sky does turn out to be speculation.

NadineBaggott Fri 07-Sep-07 21:39:05

shit, I'm running out of wool .......

schnorbitz Fri 07-Sep-07 21:39:22

Fair enough but don't shoot the messenger. This is a 'in the news' topic whats the point of having it if people don't post things in the news???

I know the MM subject has been done over and over again but there are going to be developments that people will discuss until she found.

LittleBella Fri 07-Sep-07 21:40:21

Masses of Sky stuff turns out to be rubbish

That's why they're quicker.

The problem is, that people remember what they read, but they don't remember that it turned out to be wrong.

Hence why such journalism is despised by anyone who values accuracy.

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