Gerry and Kate are continuing to holiday in Portugal with their relations, no doubt dipping into the Madeleine Fund.
I predicted here it would not be long before a further substantial withdrawal was made from the Team McCann holiday fund. The balance no doubt bolstered with the contributions from these tacky, but profit making, products.
So Gerry's now off to the USA, no doubt with his entourage, to understand, according to this ,"the work being carried out to reduce child abductions across the world".
Gerry, one thing that will reduce the likelihood of kids being snatched is simple.
Repeat after me.
"Whilst on holiday don't leave your kids alone, unattended whilst you go out on the booze."
Bearing in mind they now have a full time media advisor, I'm surprised that Gerry was allowed to spout this drivel. But it gets better.
"We hope our efforts will help make the world a little bit safer for all children. Kate and I believe there is a strong, public feeling that crimes against children, wherever they may occur, are totally unacceptable."
It's debatable whether Gerry's junket to the US is covered by the objects of the fund, at least those posted on the website
3. The objects of the Foundation are:
3.1.1 To secure the safe return to her family of Madeleine McCann who was abducted in Praia da Luz, Portugal on Thursday 3rd May 2007;
3.1.2 To procure that Madeleine’s abduction is thoroughly investigated and that her abductors, as well as those who played or play any part in assisting them, are identified and brought to justice; and
3.1.3 To provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine’s family.
3.2 If the above objects are fulfilled then the objects of the Foundation shall be to pursue such purposes in similar cases arising in the United Kingdom, Portugal or elsewhere.
Clause 3.2 may cover this trip, but it only clicks in " when the above objects are fulfilled". I wonder whether the objects listed in 3.1.1 to 3.1.3 have indeed been fulfilled?