"Right at the start," he said, "written in huge letters, as it were, was 'Corruption Here', yet no one would accept it, no one would listen, there was this blanket of denial." And because the police refused to accept that there were lies and cover-ups in train, the vital moments passed. It was the arrogance of power, written in huge letters.
No, we’re not here anticipating the future, although we’re confident that in the future something very similar will be written about the McCann Affair.
We are quoting the present. From the article “Daniel Morgan was murdered. Now it seems justice is dead too” by journalist Duncan Campbell from The Observer.
The direct speech are words of Alastair Morgan, brother of slain Daniel, of which we’ve spoken about in the posts National Habits and National Habits II.
But, as you must agree with us, a carbon-copy of that paragraph is completely applicable to the McCann case.
But it’s not the only paragraph from that article that seems to fit like a glove to the Maddie Affair: "The Metropolitan police were silent, evasive, dishonest, arrogant, nonchalant, patronising and insolent towards both myself and my mother as we expressed our profound alarm at what was becoming clear to us." (Alastair Morgan) “(…) For a while the inquiry headquarters was abuzz with optimism and diligence. (…) But over the past two years the case has gradually fallen apart.”
And this one that really hits every single one of us right in the heart: “Alastair Morgan remarked laconically on Friday that the only hope now for the murderers to end up in jail would be if one of them "finds God". No investigation of a murder which was bursting with clues and motives should ever need divine intervention.”