"Can I really be the only person who is wondering why the Home Office has given the Metropolitan Police yet more taxpayers’ money to investigate the disappearance of Madeleine McCann? "
"The disappearance of any child is a tragedy. That’s a given."
"But what the hell is going on here?"
"The police have so far been given over £12 million of taxpayers’ hard-earned money and what have they got to show for it?"
"That isn’t a rhetorical question."
"It’s a real question."
"What exactly have they done with our money? What have they achieved? Why do they think they can usefully spend yet more of our money?"
"And how and why have so many senior politicians become involved in the McCann case?"
"Do you know how to get through to the Prime Minister’s office?"
"No, nor me."
"If your child was missing would ringing the Prime Minister or the Chancellor of the Exchequer be one of your first priorities?"
"The McCanns seem to have managed to get hold of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Pope."
"What the hell is going on here?"