We watched the Crimewatch program on BBC TV last night (28/11/13) and were quite surprised at an obvious faux pas by the Police Representative on the Madeleine McCann case!
When talking about the future collaboration between the Met and the Portuguese Police he commented that it would be a great help to solving the Madeleine case in the WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME! What a fantastic (not) display of confidence, and no doubt a real boost for the McCann parents, knowing that they are unlikely to see closure for some time to come.
Unlike Queen Victoria, we are sure that many people are "Not amused!", particularly at the enormous expense the investigation is racking up. Our guess is that the weekly cost must be between 50 and £100,000, if not more, and looks like continuing for ever if recent and current progress is an indication of the efforts so far.
If everyone were honest with their opinion, we don't think anyone (apart from the McCanns) are expecting to find Madeleine either dead or alive.
The parents are at fault - the end!