A little bird tells me that there is great consternation in the Home Office at the news that Kate McCann’s book on the disappearance of her daughter, Madeleine, is due out on 12th May.
Is this because of fears that there may be revelations in the book about links between the British police and the rather inept Potuguese police investigation?
The real reason is that the 12th May was ear-marked by the Home Office for the publication of the Government’s new and revised CONTEST (Counter-Terrorism) Strategy. And there is panic amongst Government spin doctors that Kate McCann’s story might upstage it.
And the likely outcome: the CONTEST Strategy will be delayed.
I am sure that will be reassuring to Al Qaeda.