Sometimes, social comment gets mired in other stories, like legal ones. It was a tragic story at the time and continues to be, but a substantial amount of money is now involved.
Sorry, but who allows the Mcanns to withdraw legal payment from their £750,000 fund? It was money raised by the public to help find their 4-year-old daughter, Madeleine.. Surely, it should be used for just that. The enormous sums spent on lawyers etc., are one reason that people give up legal actions.
Also the McAnns are high earners, if they have continued their jobs as GP and Neurosurgeon. The action should be stopped immediately or the Mcanns must pay out of their own funds. There has never been a sighting, which is very sad, but they cannot give up and all parents can sympathise, But other parents, who have lost children, do not have access to such funds.
Also, what psychiatric problems are they heaping on their twins, younger than Madeleine? At least, they have been kept out of the public eye.
If this money is withdrawn in legal fees, the search for Madeleine will be over. Instead of withdrawing it, they could give the money to an international fund for missing children, that includes theirs and other parents’ children.
A billion pound company was built by two men, one a marketing man, Clay Brendish, the other a finance man.
The company was Admiral Computing and no deal was done unless a proposal, had been through several levels of discussion.
So Mrs May has put in the proposal at Chequers. Unfortunately, she has some highly dramatic Cabinet members and this one resigned and others threatened it. Then they started thinly-veiled leadership talks within the Conservative Party. Naturally, Mrs May is irritated, especially as it distracts her from doing her job.
If there is anything the local Party members can do, it is to hold the party line. But and it is a big but, Mrs May must allow her proposal to be evaluated and discussed until it becomes more palatable. It may become a compromise and that would be a success.
Cabinet members and MP’s must stop strutting into our newspapers of a weekend. The English prefer someone who will get on with the job, like Mrs May. The EU and M. Barnier are becoming more conciliatory. Anyone who proposes a second Referendum should be given to backbenchers who have more insight and considerably more experience.
Thirty years ago on the night train from Paris, friends from Africa would promise Customs that they would become bricklayers or nannies. Today, it would seem to be fruit pickers.
Have a safe week.
PS. Have these hurricanes bounced partly back into the Atlantic from the Carolinas and Virginia and become three smaller amber and yellow storms across the UK? Weather forecasters are calling it the start of the 2018-19 hurricane season. Don’t be daft; the UK does not have one.
What has Andrea Jenkyns, PPC for Morley done? As always with politicians, it is the little slip of the tongue, a throwaway remark that dives them into trouble.
She was being interviewed on the News at Ten and what did she say about Mrs May refusing a leadership contest:
“She, (Mrs May) may not have wanted to lose face.”
This phrase has started wars from the Great War 1914-18 to wars ever since. Some countries in the Middle East and the Far East cannot bear to lose face. They feel it as a great insult. Amongst some men.
Do some women feel loss of face? I have no idea. Do you?
Maybe we could stop wars by using female diplomats.
Still, it is not a phrase to use, ever. Maybe it will fade away.