Ever since the Madeleine saga began on that evening in May 2007, on the sidelines and in the background have been a number of people in the upper echelons of UK politics.
It had to happen!
Clarence Mitchell, an ex BBC Reporter, who has acted as the McCann's spokesperson for the past 6 years has now chosen to get involved in "real" politics. He has been selected as the Conservative (no surprise there) Candidate for the constituency of Brighton and Hove. Of course, he does assert that whilst he is seeking his political fortunes, he will still continue his work for the McCann's, "when required". Does he maybe hope that there is a chance of his being released from his promotional duties with them? A Blessed relief possibly?
The McCanns are still managing to maintain a presence in the UK Press, but with such uninteresting headlines as the news of Clarence's future, maybe people will become less interested in the continuing story of Maddie and her parents.
All the rather "non-news" of late makes one wonder if it is the lull before the storm and that we are shortly to get something really positive regarding the on-going investigation. An arrest maybe? Or possibly some tragic and worse news? We wait . . . . . . . . . whilst the clock ticks on.