We all have them, a moment in our own life when we feel we just can’t cope any more and wish it would end. What seems to us to be the most traumatic experience, to someone else it may seem trivial. But they are not the person suffering, are they?
We have seen it in our news, when young children hang themselves because they can’t take the bullying they get from vicious people no longer. They can’t face the next episode so they end their lives to be free of the pain they are suffering. How sad is that? When someone can’t look forward to the future for fear of what the next day might bring.
There is nothing worse in life, than losing a child. Every person on this land accepts that they will die before their children. And as a parent the worse experience you can ever endure is having to bury your beloved child just to some tragic event. Even worse is having to sit there day after day wondering and praying that they are still alive and having to endure countless days of just not knowing, whilst trying to keep some normality for your other children.
Well according to the Daily Star, Gerry McCann had those dark days, he stated on one German TV interview the following:
In one interview Gerry said he and Kate had been put under “incredible psychological pressure” and had been asked to admit hiding Madeleine’s body.
He said: ‘We were in front of the world, portrayed as being guilty. That was certainly the worst moment after we discovered that Madeleine had disappeared.
“This tactic is used, not only in Portugal, there are such cases in the UK.
“But everybody who uses this tactic and participates has to be clear they can destroy lives.
“I can now understand why people admit to things they haven’t done. I can understand why people kill themselves after such an experience.”
Kate McCann tells us in her book the following:
Gerry was seriously considering sneaking us into a car and driving us all across the border to Spain. It would have been crazy. The whole world would have thought we were guilty, and maybe that was what the police were hoping we’d do.
Most people find it to comprehend how innocent people can confess to crimes they haven’t committed. Gerry and I don’t. Not now. The monumental psychological duress we were under can easily lead to bad, irrational decision-making. Thankfully, we resisted the urge to flee. When we left Portugal, it would be with the blessing of the PJ and our heads held high.
Nobody can understand a situation until you experience it.
Mind you I am now waiting for the battle cries from certain quarters, demanding that Social Services look into the welfare of the twins. Some people just don’t have a heart. And if they do they have such hate for a couple who have a missing child that they will do whatever they can to add to their pain.
Why do some people have to be so cruel?
Just one more thing, Rachael Oldfield worked in PR she did however qualify as a lawyer in 1996 and worked in that profession until she became a PR consultant.
And it was Rachael Oldfield who put Kate and Gerry in contact with the lawyers from London. Kate further states in her book.
Saturday 8 September. We were on tenterhooks all day, waiting to hear whether we would be allowed to go home. Rachael had found a couple of criminal lawyers in London she was sure could help us. Michael Caplan and Angus McBride of Kingsley Napley had worked on several high-profile cases, including the Pinochet extradition proceedings and the Stevens inquiry. Gerry gave them a call.
So no big conspiracy theory then as to why they high-profiled lawyers were willing to help, especially those experienced in extradition. Just a person using her contacts in the legal field to help some friends who were in Portugal and friends who were fearful that they might not be allowed to leave Portugal and friends who thought they could be charged with a crime they didn’t commit.