Lying in the Sun

Refusals - 2

 The Refusals – 2


Jane Tanner



 “Thank you and the final thing that I need to ask you is in relation to attending Portugal for the reconstruction, what are your thoughts on that”?


 “Erm it’s hard, I mean I think in an ideal world I’d be on the

 plane tomorrow if I 
thought it would help erm find, find

 Madeleine but some great concerns about 
the media and the,

 how the media will react to it, how that it will view it, you

know will it just be a, another chance to have a dig at us, rather than actually focussing, focussing it back onto the, finding out what happened, or where Madeleine is, so I think that is a big concern.  Also it’s too late in the day, this should have been done, you know this was requested in the first couple of weeks we were there, this should have been done then, a year down the line, I would like to know exactly what hoping to gain for it because okay you might be able to see different escape routes that you think of but through you know DNA evidence or anything to back it up at this stage and it’s almost like and from totally personal level, the thought of going and sitting there and going through it, it’s just hideous, so I think I really need to understand that it has to be us that does it and why, I can understand that obviously we’re the best people to do it but you know, in terms of damage from a selfish point of view to us, other people from the media, psychologically whatever, I really need to know that there is really good reasons and that they really think there’s gonna be stuff comes out of it that can be used or you know what they are hoping to get out of it and it’s not, and if I’m being, going to my completely cynical side you know, is it, there’s not just a way to get us back to Portugal, so you know we, not that they can do whatever they want with us but you know getting us back to there so that they can slap an alguido status on us or you know, all of that sort of thing you know”.

4078    “Yes, so you have a lot of concerns about it”?

Reply    “Yeah”.

4078    “That’s okay, that’s alright”.

Reply    “(Inaudible) no so, no but I want, I really want it to be clear that it’s not just the”.

4078    “The sake of it yes”.


  “The sake is not,
no I won’t go back and I say in an ideal world I’d get on the plane tomorrow but I really need to understand that it’s worth doing and it’s not just a tick box exercise to be able to close the case or anything like that you know, cos it, I think they have to understand the affect you know that it could, the media you know, from a media point of view and a psychological point of view, the
thought of walking up that road again and just going through it all, would just be hideous, so you know I think”.


   “Did you have the opportunity when you were still there to retrace your steps if you, if you like”?


  “Erm I did on my, I say I did on my own and I did that one night with erm, erm Carlos (inaudible), but literally just, but yes I mean we, I did sort of when the media had died you know, sort of we managed to walk up a bit but the problem was, the media were all camped out there”.

4078    “Right yes”.


 “For most of the time, so you couldn’t actually go that way very much”.


 “What I’m driving at and I’m not here to persuade you one way or the other, but I was wondering whether it would be a useful experience for you to be able to retrace your steps, but then like you said, the media are going to be there again anyway aren’t they”?


  “Yeah and it’s yeah and, but it’s almost like what, I don’t know what extra information I can give so far down the line or if I do give any extra information and retrace the steps, you know what, I suppose we might, I wouldn’t, if you know if I think oh they look more like this, is it accurate to this far down the line, you know I think that is the”.

4078  “Yes”.


  “It’s almost like a what, what benefit is gonna come out of it in that way and that’s
not me being, I’m not being, cos the last thing is, you know I want to do everything we can to help but we’ve got to, because of the way the case has gone,
we’ve got to sit, look at it in terms of damage limitation to us and our families you know down the line and we don’t want to give the chance, (inaudible) completely new set of you know media hype”.


 “Not unless it’s going to produce something worthwhile”?

Reply    “Produce something worth, worthwhile and I mean I’m not a Policeman, I’m not, I don't know what is hoping you know, what they are hoping to get, to get from it, the only thing I can see at the moment that they are hoping to get from it, is to find a hole in our story, 
and from our point of view, we know there isn’t one of those, or you know, that’s not gonna help find Madeleine, so I need to understand exactly what they think is gonna help find Madeleine by us going back”.

4078    “Okay”.

Reply    “Does that make sense”.

4078    “It does make sense”.

Reply    “I say it’s yeah,
it’s just a, because I can see at the moment, obviously the damage to us being more than the, than the benefit to Madeleine”.

4078    “Yes, yes okay.  There’s nothing else I need to ask, is there anything else you want to say”?

Reply    “Don’t think, think
I’ve already said enough”.


Indeedy, Jane Tanner said MORE than enough for us to see, that like Matthew Oldfield, Madeleine was not in their thoughts at all.  The only thing this woman was thinking about was the STORY she had told police in Portugal, the STORY she had told police in the UK and her concern was that they would find a HOLE in it.  One of those HOLES that Tanner said was NOT THERE!

Well if there was NOT one there, the police would not find ONE now would they?

Oldfield said he thought police just wanted to CREATE problems and CREATE inconsistencies.

Tanner, now she thinks police just wanted ANOTHER CHANCE to have a DIG AT THEM! 

Interesting how both Oldfield and Tanner were WORRIED that the STORIES they told police did not 'MEASURE UP.'   

When you read their words, you can feel their panic rise as they know they have been 'found out' they know that as a group, they weaved a wicked web of deceit.  One they cannot deny as their police witness statements are available for the public to see for themselves what story they told police.

She thinks too the police just wanted to get them back to Portugal to do what they 'wanted with them, slap arguido status on them.'

She feels the police would much rather do this, than focus on finding Madeleine.

Well Lordy, Lordy, don't this bunch 'take the biscuit!'

And of course she too could not see how it could help Madeleine.

Truth be told - they, this bunch, KNEW/KNOW EXACTLY how this would have helped Madeleine, helped police discover what caused the child to vanish from apartment 5A, and they were not going back for that very reason.

They know, each and every one of them what happened that night, they know they have not been entirely honest with the police, and they will do anything to protect themselves and each other.

They are a truly despicable bunch.

And Madame Tanner - she returned to Portugal at the command of Gerry McCann, she walked that road again, that road that she said would just be hideous.

The only thing  that is hideous is that she would NOT help Madeleine, would not help police, but she was happy to walk that road for Gerry McCann so that he could put together his farce of a documentary.

Shame on Tanner!
April 2013

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