Here is a link to the "Latest News" page at www.mccannfiles.com.
In a segment not too far down the page, entitled,
M/S Tanner takes the stage, 10 August 2010
there is a verbatim transcript of Jane Tanner's retelling, to the Leicestershire Police, the story of her trip in the back of a truck, accompanying
Portugese Police, in an effort to identify "Bundleman", the fellow she had reported seeing, carrying a child, the night Madeleine McCann
The purpose of the surveillance vehicle was to allow Tanner to get close to Robert Murat, without him seeing her. Readers will be "delighted" to
find in the tale a classic example of Portugese Police methodology.
I won't tell the story here.
In their questioning of Jane Tanner, though, the Leicestershire Police department, never crowd Ms. Tanner with so much as a pertinent question and she
never admits to having ID'd Murat to the Portugese.
But the worst is in the next section,
Reasons to be cheerful?, 10 August 2010
where we learn that the identification of Murat would be inadmissable in Portugese courts anyway
, which means that the PJ might actually bear
more legal responsibility for Murat's troubles than Tanner does.
Bottom line. It is unlikely at this point that any veils will be lifted by Jane Tanner on the numerous mysteries of May 3, 2007.
Something else to think about, from the Australian media in 2001:
MARK COLVIN: Overseas, a government that has gone in exactly the opposite direction, in Portugal where they've decriminalised all drug use
including marijuana, coc aine, ecstasy and heroin and all their derivatives.
It has left a legal mish-mash in Europe where a border could mean the difference between imprisonment and a caution. Most members of the EU are
broadly following the Netherlands and taking a more tolerant approach, but in Britain marijuana users face a five year prison sentence . . .
Portugal might be a very attractive legal environment for people who enjoy experimenting with drugs of all sorts, including that favorite of the young
professional set, coc aine. People from the UK, which is apparently lagging behind the EU in liberalizing drug laws, might consider a trip to the
Algarve a special treat.
No-one has accused any of the Tapas 9 of being users of drugs which are illegal in the UK. I am not doing so and I want to make that categorically
Cocaine is a drug known to be a stimulant and to accompany occasional unpredictable, sometimes violent behaviour, depending on the individual using
it. It has been hypothesized by Goncalo Amaral that Madeleine may have been killed, accidentally, by one of her parents.
A blue kit bag went missing from Apt.5A the day Madeleine disappeared.
Am I reaching outrageously here or is there ground for a reasonable person to wonder if the missing kit bag, the lack of recreational drug
prohibitions in Portugal and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann might all be connected in some unhappy way?
[edit on 11-8-2010 by ipsedixit]