Lying in the Sun

Star Witness

Star Witness


                             The McCann witness list


One would have thought to prove in a Court of Law ones claims that the actions of another had all but destroyed your life, your family, to the point where you were so distraught, you “decided” you could not search for your missing child anymore, that to support this claim you would call in your closest of friends to testify to this, those who knew you best?   Those who could describe how you were before the actions of this person, and after?

Not in the case of Kate McCann!  She didn't ask her best friends for their support and legal testimony, and she didn't curl up on the sofa distressed - she put all her energies, concentrate on, well what else - her own own well-being, her own reputation, her financial affairs?

Before we get to the friends of the McCanns though…


Each of the witnesses heard at Court told their tale of how Kate McCann was well… almost, but not quite suicidal…never quite bringing themselves to use the ‘S’ word but alluding to it. 

Ma Hubbard told the Court of how Kate so distraught by Dr Goncalo Amaral’s book, had to discontinue her search for missing Madeleine, as she had to put ALL her energies, into looking out for Number One, instead of searching for Madeleine- as you do when your child is, as has been claimed in the past by her mother – snatched from her bed by a paedophile!  Yeh you put your personal search for her on a back burner!


I guess when the going gets tough, the tough get going…on a plane to see Oprah Winfrey, the carrot being, oh I reckon in the region of 1m bucks – that seems to be the McCann ‘asking price!’


These interviews the McCanns have given, were, were they not, as told by the McCanns, all part of their search for missing Madeleine?


Ma Hubbard said Dr Goncalo Amaral’s book had stopped them searching.  Kate was not able to, such was her distress.  

Funny that as:

Kate McCann, in reference to her state of health/ Dr Goncalo Amaral’s book/her search for her missing daughter…and not forgetting, a little matter of a huge amount of cash – the carrot!   Oh and what she describes as ‘these attacks' by Dr Goncalo Amaral”





"I've always been considered quite a gentle person but these attacks stirred up terrible emotions in me. It was as if my whole body was trying to scream but a tightly screwed-on lid was preventing the scream from escaping.

Instead I was just howling internally. 

My punch bag certainly came in handy at times. 

Amaral's documentary was the last straw. On 20 April we took the decision WITH Isabel Duarte to sue him.

While she did the preparatory work, we were off to the States AGAIN – to appear on Oprah Winfrey's talk show."


So Kate was in a fit state of health to not only continue what they (she and Gerry) have described as their ‘search’ – Her terrible emotions clearly dissipated, lid, tightly screwed on, she popped on a plane AGAIN headed for the States?


But how can that be Ma Hubbard the priests wife, said they were not able to search, all searches halted due to Dr Goncalo Amaral?  And this campaigning by the McCanns as we all know from Gerry McCann, straight from the horses’ mouth was part of their ‘wider search agenda?’


So Kate feeling suicidal it seems affected only areas of the search where they were not pulling in the £1’s!

Like a tap, the feelings could be turned off?

But back to the friends –


We have all, I am sure noticed that the tapas bunch, David Payne, Fiona Payne, Rachel Oldfield, Matthew Oldfield, Russell O’Brien, Jane Tanner and Dianne Webster, not forgetting Clarence Mitchell who has been at their side, stuck like glue for the past 6years…were all conspicuous by their absence, at this trial?

Not a one of them headed to Portugal as a witness for the McCanns, or rather for Kate McCann - as the case seems to be about her and no one else

Gerry too, conspicuous by his absence!

Was it through choice, or was it that they were not invited to the party? Last get-together, they had (Rogatory Interviews – Leicestershire Police) – they all rather mucked up!   They were each caught out – they lied!

Were they, the McCanns, Clarence, Duarte not prepared to risk a recurrence?

These are the people surely having been in Portugal holidaying with Kate and Gerry McCann best placed to describe the state of play that is Kate McCanns mental stability (a psychiatrist aside) as it is this which has been used in Court as their trump card.  (Loud laughter)


However, these are not the friends that I am speaking of.


On the night Madeleine was reported as missing, Kate McCann turned to those closest to her, not the tapas bunch (with exception of Fiona Payne) but to her friends in the UK.


But where are they now?


Jill Renwick, who they phoned in the early hours of the morning to tell her the bad news that Madeleine was missing, and to ask her I believe to get the word out – phone television news stations?


Father Seddon, the Roman Catholic priest who had married Kate and Gerry, baptised their children, and who, according to Kate McCann’s mother, Kate desperately needed to speak to on that night.  Something which surprised Ma Healy as she said that neither, Kate or Gerry McCann are religious!  Kind priest baptising the McCann children into the faith when they as parents were not religious!


Jon Corner - film maker.


Esther McVey – Well we know where she is – wisely giving the McCanns a wide bearth!


These people, the people who were the McCanns first port of call on the night Madeleine was reported as missing, must surely then be considered as good friends, extremely close friends, to have been given the honour of an early morning call from Portugal?


They must be people who knew the McCanns better than other friends/ or acquaintances, and certainly better than those who holidayed with them in Portugal?  People who would have been in close and regular contact with them these last six years, and would be able to give accurate accounts as to all that has passed in this time – at least give a better account than the bunch of witnesses the McCanns chose to speak for them in Court!


The McCanns did not choose their witness list though from friends – they chose those who they believed would have most clout, those who they felt would be more intimidating to the defence.  It was not a jot with regards telling the truth or even knowing the McCanns well, if at all.  Perhaps, more to do with having those who Kate could ‘rely on’ to do what Kate needed them to do?


These people ‘read’ from a script!


In the case of witness, and Kate McCann family member, Michael Wright, quite literally!


He used notes, some underscored in green ink to highlight, remind him of how Kate McCann felt.  She was suicidal they say and he needed to have this written down to jog his memory?


The witnesses 'read from a script' quite simply because they were in the dark as to Kate McCanns feelings her thoughts of drowning herself, unless of course they had been privy to ‘angry Kate’ witnesses to the punch bag taking a pelting!   And they were in denial as to the truth.


But that is anger, anger at the truth of matters being brought to the attention of the public in the book by Dr Goncalo Amaral!

Kate states this – she was so angry, at this book that together with Isabel Duarte their lawyer in Portugal, she and Gerry decided to sue Dr Amaral, and then happily popped on the plane to talk with Oprah Winfrey!


And old Ma Hubbard doesn’t know this?   Another useless and poor choice of witness by the McCanns – but Ma Hubbard was not chosen for her honesty!


The McCanns would have loved nothing more I believe, to have kept the public, in the UK in particular, ignorant to the facts of this case, the police files, available online, and for that reason, that and the prospect of making a £1m they sued Dr Goncalo Amaral.


Again to their friends, their real friends, the friends they trusted most on the night Madeleine was reported as missing – an interesting bunch, a priest, a film maker and a lady most capable of making the call to the media which the McCanns wanted!   Who else would you contact when your child was snatched by a paedophile?


Seems these people have all gone underground…AWOL…(or in this case absent with official leave) – Well Kate couldn’t ask her pal the RC Priest to tell porkies in Court for them, against all Kate and Gerry believe…and the priest too of course!  Or maybe they could…)   The Anglican one (priest) wasn’t daft enough to take the stand, he sent his wife along!


Seems the McCanns have that effect on people who know them, or rather on people who know them too well!   Beginning to think Kate and Gerry are magicians and not medics - Abracadabra, Whoosh Clunk – and everyone vanishes!  Their ‘troubles’ disappear!

And their magic doesn’t stop there, not only do friends vanish –

We have:

Kate and Gerry the Case of the Disappearing Blue Sports Bag by Martin Brunt, Sky News

Kate and Gerry the Case of the Disappearing Pink Blanket by Kate and Gerry McCann

And of course, last but not least –

Closest of all to Kate – Cuddle Cat!  He (if ‘the cat’ had not got his tongue) could tell us all there is to know!

The star witness!

He was on the bed when Madeleine was ‘taken’ by the alleged abductor.  He was there when Oldfield popped into the apartment, there when Gerry had his ‘proud father’ moment…there when Kate arrived, and whooshed round the apartment…there to hold Kate’s hand…

Oh the tales this cat could tell!


But where is dear old Cuddle Cat?  Like the best friends, the RC Priest Seddon, Jon Corner, Esther McVey, and the many others, has he out-lived his usefulness?


My money is on Kate’s lid becoming loose -  C.C. poor pussy, being pinned to Kate’s punch bag, the stuffing kicked out of him, then pummelled to a pulp! 

Thrown back in the cupboard where C.C. cowers in a corner, scared shitless every time Clarrie calls with more bad news…


‘Knowing Kate won’t be able to keep a lid on her emotions, C.C. makes his escape bid…He has only one life left - nine lives were never going to be enough when you live with a crazy woman with a violent temper, mood swings, and a penchant for punch bags!  Most prefer perfume!

He hears her footsteps, thundering towards the cupboard door, her howls – as she reaches in to grab him, he makes a desperate dash for the cat flap- but his plan foiled – Gerry has beaten him to it...behind Gerry a queue…Clarrie, Michael, Ma Hubbard, Aunty Trish, psychologists 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, maybe more – Who knows how many this woman keeps in case of emergency, one never knows when a libel case should come up…’


If only that puss could talk - What we wouldn’t give to hear what Cuddle Cat's version, his account of the truth, what he would tell the Court!

25th September 2013


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