"A chavvy single mother who'd let her kid be abducted wouldn't have had all this sympathy."
The comparison between Madeleine McCann and Shannon Matthews is saturated by class... Karen Matthews has acted appropriately throughout: she was waiting for Shannon at home; she contacted the police as soon as she had exhausted all the obvious locations.
Leaving a 3 year old in a house without supervision so you can go to the pub is unacceptable. I never did it. Nor did my parents, nor did my friends. Ever.
It is high time the McCann haters pushed off.
I dont think they would be so reviled if they were not so bloody irritating
I think the McCann's are victims of the mentality of the last ten years that parents are entirely responsible for everything that happens to their children.
I hope this is fund raising by a desperate mother and not excuse making by a guilty party....
My instinct is that they are honest. But there is still the possibility that they aren't.
The alternatives to the McCanns' involvement are also impossible and far fetched. Therein lies the problem.
## I dont think they would be so reviled if they were not so bloody irritating. ##