It just had to happen.
After what will prove to have been a methodical investigation by the the Portuguese P.J., Kate McCann has eventually been declared as suspect and I suspect she will be charged with an offence relating to her daughter's disappearance. To have taken today's step of declaring Mrs McCann as a suspect, the P.J. must have been aware of the resultant media fire-storm. To release her without charge would make them look just silly. And whatever the UK media write about the Portuguese CID, daft they're not.
It is easy to forget that since their daughter's disappearance, the McCanns, with a carefully planned media campaign, have converted themselves into celebrities.
But it will be the UK media who will look daft. Almost to a man, they have been gulled by an attractive couple whose child is almost too photogenic. Add to that their jobs in the NHS and their attractive friends, the "odd way" the Portuguese do things, the phony suspect with pornographic images on his computer, and you have a mixture too good for the media to resist. I'm surprised the European Union have not been blamed for the kid's disappearance.
The McCash fund can not be used to pay for their criminal lawyer's fees, and I'm not sure that the lawyer who assisted Mrs McCann ought to be representing her husband. Surely there's at least the possibility is a conflict of interest arising?