A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me if I knew something about the visit that some Scotland Yard officers paid to PJ, in Portugal. I told him they have been there, indeed. Now, just a few more details: the weather was wonderful, food and wine superb (and cheap...) and their colleagues at Polícia Judiciária were professional and polite.
At the end, they were back in UK with nothing new. Because, as they knew very well, the case can only be reopen if new evidence emerges. As the Scotland Yard officers had no new evidence, the case remains as it is: waiting for new evidence.
About the thousands and thousands of pages from the files, concerning Madeleine McCann disappearance, Scotland Yard has digital copies of ALL the files. And they were delivered to them many months ago. So, if they really wanted to make a full review of the case, they just needed to go through those pages, phrase by phrase.
At the end of the day, just a few more pounds from the British taxpayer wasted, because the long arm of the McCann managed to reach another politician. Nothing new, indeed...