DISTRESSED: Kate McCann has criticised the Home Secretary
of doing too little to find her
Her emotion is understandable but her attack on the Home Secretary
The ball is firmly in the court of the Portuguese authorities, not
the British ones.
Our politicians can comment and make representations but they cannot
overrule the decisions of the Portuguese, who in turn have said they
will act if new evidence is produced.
The Government is not, as Kate McCann puts it, giving up on
Madeleine but rather is accepting its limitations over a crime that
happened in another country and which is subject to another
Mrs May deserves credit for meeting these distressed parents, not
criticism for making her own judgments about what she should then do