In a few weeks time a cupboard labelled Evidence Supporting the
Parents’ Claims since 2007 will be delivered to a Lisbon court,
there to sit making its own silent statement.
A thin and angry M/S Isabel Duarte will attempt to get it draped
with grey cloth in order, she will shout, “not to distract the court”.
Having failed to do so she will refer to its bulging contents
throughout the rest of the libel trial but will be unable to find a way of opening it.
And that’s it, because shortly thereafter
the Truth of the Lie was published and with it went any chance
of the McCanns retreating from the lights
as long as Amaral remained alive: silence in the face of his claims
would have been treated as acceptance and thus they had to sue.
Ever since then Amaral has given them no choice
but to remain in the news, either defending themselves
against the increasingly convincing claims being
made against them in court or by fund raising to maintain the litigation effort.
The claim doesn’t stand up when the record, rather than the hope,
The fact is that since May 3 2007 the couple have held a wolf by the ears: passive silence and withdrawal has never been an option.