Yes, I realise this may seem a little insensitive and, being a parent myself, my thoughts are with Gerry and Kate McCann, but do you think that this case would have been reported completely differently, had the parents of the missing child not been middle-class professionals? Had it been Liam Phillips and Hailey Jones, unemployed labourer and trainee hairdresser from Salford who had left their three children unsupervised while they went for a meal (at 10pm - did they not eat with the children earlier?), the press would have had a field day. I can imagine the headlines from the tabloids, irrespective of how frequently the parents went back to check on the the kids and how far away the restaurant was. I was on holiday in a villa some ten minutes' drive from where Maddie was abducted at Easter, and regardless of how nice the area is, we would never have considered leaving our children unattended while we went on the piss.