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I don't discuss my interest in the McCann case with family members because I don't expect others ro share my interest. I have noticed two taking an interest because they watched the Netflix series. One of them was impressed by....Amaral. The other was unimpressed by.....the McCann's stndard of childcare.

If nothing else Netflix has stirred interest. Perhapd because they put everything in one place.

Impressed by amaral... How could anyone be impressed by amaral
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I don't discuss my interest in the McCann case with family members because I don't expect others ro share my interest. I have noticed two taking an interest because they watched the Netflix series. One of them was impressed by....Amaral. The other was unimpressed by.....the McCann's stndard of childcare.

If nothing else Netflix has stirred interest. Perhapd because they put everything in one place.
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Yes, sorry, I meant England. UK Parliament may have overall control but each country in the Union does not have an equal share in decision-making.

Each region has the number of constituencies commensurate with it's size, but it's not as simple as that.

The constituences are 533 constituencies in England,59 in Scotland, 40 in Wales, and 18 in Northern Ireland. However. The representatives elected don't need to belong to the country where the constiruency is situated. Scottish people representing English constituences, for exanple, are likely to consider Scottish interests when involved in decision making.
http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/53041/1/Richard%20Berry-democraticaudit.com-MPs_are_much_less_local.pdf 
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Itís the same with Colin Sutton and Jim Gamble. Sutton is regularly lambasted even though he was a long serving officer in the Met and knows how they carry out investigations so his opinion carries weight. Gamble, on the other hand,  is also a long serving police officer but his expertise lies in counter terrorism and child exploitation which is not terribly helpful  if Madeleine wasnít kidnapped and exploited.

I did notice in one of his interviews that Gamble said that if some evidence came to light that implicated the parents then he was willing to change his view. Another one hedging their bets it would appear.

Another one making things up... I haven't seen Sutton regularly lambasted and neither have you
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It's just another example of judging a person according to their opinions on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. I remember the reluctance of some to condemn a certain person who was convicted of child abuse offenses. The thread on which has been either deleted or buried somewhere I think.
I don't remember some  posters, refusing to condemn the person... One perhaps.... You really shouldn't make such accusations
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It's just another example of judging a person according to their opinions on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. I remember the reluctance of some to condemn a certain person who was convicted of child abuse offenses. The thread on which has been either deleted or buried somewhere I think.

Itís the same with Colin Sutton and Jim Gamble. Sutton is regularly lambasted even though he was a long serving officer in the Met and knows how they carry out investigations so his opinion carries weight. Gamble, on the other hand,  is also a long serving police officer but his expertise lies in counter terrorism and child exploitation which is not terribly helpful  if Madeleine wasnít kidnapped and exploited.

I did notice in one of his interviews that Gamble said that if some evidence came to light that implicated the parents then he was willing to change his view. Another one hedging their bets it would appear.
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Remember the judge, involved in the parents case against Leicestershire police I believe, who sent the little girl home to be killed by her dad or the case of Sally Clark who spent years in prison because of the judgement of a so called expert.
Professionals do make mistakes.

I do find it interesting that last week the supporter view was that dogs wouldnít lick SFís blood yet this week her judgement is beyond criticism. Itís a funny old case. Interesting though that she didnít claim the parents were innocent.....perhaps sheís hedging her bets ?

It's just another example of judging a person according to their opinions on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. I remember the reluctance of some to condemn a certain person who was convicted of child abuse offenses. The thread on which has been either deleted or buried somewhere I think.
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And from the Guardian..

The statue is believed to be that of Abundance a.k.a. Abundantia.....

The original painting of Abundance showed her with only one breast exposed... Ruben's C 1630



Having me wonder if someone only heard about the find of this statue of abundantia/abdundance and was aware of the Rubens painting only, not knowing the full truth behind the find at the church in Bristol where both breasts were exposed...!

The Guardian  @stevenmorris20
Tue 11 Oct 2011 18.14 BST First published on Tue 11 Oct 2011 18.14 BST

Coincidence... I don't believe so....


https://www.alamy.com/abundance-abundantia-by-peter-paul-rubens-c-1630-oil-on-panel-national-image213963512.html

https://www.arthistorynews.com/articles/589_No_breasts_please_were_Methodists

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/oct/11/vincent-tabak-joanna-yeates

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/sep/20/bare-breasted-statue-uncovered-john-wesley

Tabak was certainly fond of exposed boobs but not of the arty variety, more the porny variety!
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Knowlege doesn't equate to practical experience. Mark had been present during previous construction work at the house, even acting as a hod-carrier for his dad on occassion, but had never actually taken the lead before. His lack of practical experience is evident in the amateur workmanship evidenced in the layer of concrete. Remember that this was very different from the professional layers underneath.

When Mark arrived in November, the site appeared to have been prepared with a professional foundation, but it was clearly incomplete and remain far too deep to simply backfill. The previous two sites had been filled up to a particular height in the brickwork, and although he lacked the practical experience, he knew from this basic prior knowledge that this was what was required here too.

So which is it?
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I've finished watching all the episodes.
My over riding feeling at the moment is one of utter sadness.
The only comment for now is one of huge admiration for Jim Gamble for his sincerity, compassion and dedication.
His trying to control his emotions when describing how an abused child had been traced and found was most upsetting.

Caring about victims is extremely important and I'm sure that everyone involved in child protection cares. Children in poor countries like Cambodia aren't adequately protected by the authorities or even their parents.

Even in the UK it's difficult; Cambridgeshire doctor Myles Bradbury could have been arrested a year before he was if CEOP had been more efficient, as could other offenders. 

Gamble resigned before all that happened, but he resigned because he objected to CEOP being moved from SOCA to the NCA. As it was the NCA's review which uncovered CEOP's problems, it seems to me that the decision was justified.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/11/ceop_intel_handling_fail/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-29240758
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