Wednesday, 18 August 2010

The Second (Dis-Reputable) Mother Trucking Gallery

These uninspiring photographs of Stobart's truck were evidently snapped in the Netherlands and have been gathering dust in a folder for a few weeks. Gathering dust that is, until I came across this post from Anna Andress, just the first paragraph then to see where the theme and the inspiration came from that led me to produce this second trucking gallery.

In February this year, the McCanns were successful in persuading a Portuguese judge that their right to a 'good reputation,' was more important than Dr Gonçalo Amaral's right to freedom of speech, and the injunction banning Dr Amaral's book, "The Truth of The Lie," was upheld.......
Gerry and Kate McCann: serial child neglectors in search of a reputation

I have no wish to highlight any of the more loathsome parts of what was uttered by this vile creature, all I ask is that you read the thing slowly and appreciate the true horror and enormity of what this abomination of a man is saying.

Read it slowly, and perhaps as you do so, you might spare a thought for the girl that once had this reptile for a father.

"Freedom of speech should not include distortion of the truth, lies, fabrication and slander," said Kate McCann on Friday.

Gerry McCann added: "The key thing here is we're here to fight for our daughter, and if anyone steps over the lines then they should be prepared to defend what they say in court."

“We are pleased with the Judge’s decision preventing further distribution and sale of Mr Amaral’s book and DVD –‘The Truth of the Lie’.

“Mr. Amaral’s central thesis has no evidence whatsoever to support it. To claim as he did, that Madeleine is dead, and that we, her parents, were in some way involved with her disappearance, has caused our family incredible distress and it continues to do so.

“Without doubt, Madeleine will have suffered as a result of the negative effect this book and DVD will have had on the search for her.

“Sean and Amelie need protection too from such awful claims.

“Hopefully this injunction today will go a long way towards reducing further unnecessary and unjust distress to us all and allow people to concentrate completely on what is important - finding Madeleine,” the statement read.

“There’s one thing that has been revealed in the case files which is that there is no evidence that Madeleine is dead and there is no evidence to suggest that Kate and I were involved in any theories. It’s about Madeleine. As her parents, I hope people understand that we have to do what we are doing.”

In a statement after his participation, McCann asserted that, although there was no advancement in the investigation, there is also “absolutely no indication that she suffered any hurt or harm, therefore we must believe that she is alive out there and we cannot stop looking for her”.

“As parents, it is our obligation to continue searching for her; we must convince people that the searches must continue, and we should return to Portugal”, he said.


I have as you may notice, converted our truck to a high body, it just made for a slightly larger canvas.

This picture below nearly ended up with a dedicated gallery all of its own.

Take a minute or two and have a proper think about it.

For reference only.