I have been very disappointed throughout the whole of the Madeleine McCann furore and the media treatment of the couple.
Since the child disappeared they press have been nothing short of scandalous.
It seems that, in the eyes of the British press, the parents, who are incredibly irresponsible, can do no wrong.
The tabloids, and unfortunately some of the broadsheets, have been more interested in damning the Portuguese police than providing an accurate account of a mising child.
A newspaper is supposed to act like a mirror held up to society, reflecting the events so that the public can see the world for what it is.
But for some reason, maybe it’s a class issue or maybe even a race issue, the McCanns seem to be exempt form criticism.
And it seems to me that they deserve to be criticised. It must be hard to lose a daughter but at the very least they have been awful parents.
Why would any parents in their right mind continually leave three young children on their own, at night, while they go out for a drink?
There are also rumours that they couple drugged their children – with the police claiming that the McCanns other children were difficult to awaken after their elder sister went missing.
The fact remains that only the McCanns know whether or not they were involved in the death of their child.
So I don’t know why the Daily Mail is so sure that they are innocent.