Could Shannon have been found earlier if there had been common European guidelines for police to follow?
Conservative MEP Edward McMillan-Scott wants the European Union to adopt a common alert scheme for missing children.
He says that Shannon Mathews would have been found much earlier if there had been one in operation.
Cretinous, simply wildly, absurdly, fouly, stupid.
Whether we should adopt the American system of Amber Alerts is one thing…..and the correct name for doing so would be that we adopt the system in common with America.
Now, let\’s see. Was Shannon whisked off over an intra-EU border? No, I think not, it\’s not actually clear to me whether she was even whisked off over a council boundary, let alone a police force boundary.
So, action at European Union level on this, ensuring that France, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden all adopt the same system for finding lost or abducted children as Dewsbury would have what effect?
Well done, collect your cigar on the way out.
Precisely fuck all.