Dame Malicia Spyte DBE
[Court and Social Correspondent]
On Monday 30th September the Mail on Sunday carried a report about Prince Andrew’s appointment of one Jason Stein as his ‘Communications Director’.
You can read that report by following the link at the foot of this post, where you will also find a photo of Stein with some of his associates. Stein’s previous employer was the delightful former Tory ‘Remainer’ MP Amber Rudd.
No doubt seeking to avoid being embroiled in the ongoing Labour Party “anti-semitism” scandal, the ever-tactful M-o-S did not specify Stein’s nationality.
When I showed a photograph of Stein to guests at the Labour Party election manifesto-launch cocktail party, one of them (a shabby aging man with a short grey beard, wearing a Hamas t-shirt and cycling clips, to whom I promised anonymity) ventured: “From the look of him, I’d say he is an Israeli.”
I do hope my reporting of this off-the-cuff comment does not get Labour into further trouble with the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis! I wonder if my readers have further and better particulars about Stein’s background?
Is it a coincidence that the explosion of adverse publicity focusing on Prince Andrew in relation to the Jeffrey Epstein paedophile mess more-or-less coincides with the appointment of Stein as his Communications Secretary?
Attempts have been made in some quarters to try and blame the decision to persuade Prince Andrew to take part in the disastrous BBC TV interview on one of Prince Andrew’s lowly assistants at Buckingham Palace — or even one of his own daughters!
Even before I saw the M-o-S report about Stein I had a feeling that Prince Andrew had been lured to agree to the BBC TV interview in order to make him the focus of the publicity surrounding the Epstein scandal instead of the late Epstein himself and — more to the point — the person who facilitated contact between the Prince and Epstein: Ghislaine Maxwell.
She is the daughter of the known Mossad spy and Mirror Group pension-fund plunderer, the late Robert Maxwell. He was the former owner of the Daily/Sunday Mirror and other publications in the UK. After his mysterious death (he “fell off” his yacht the ‘Lady Ghislaine’ into the Atlantic just off the Canary Islands) he was awarded a state funeral on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, by the Israeli government in gratitude for his services “which cannot be specified”.
A greedy prince – easy prey for Epstein
Not that Prince Andrew doesn’t deserve bad publicity. His greed prompted him to set up a “British business facilitation agency” based at Buckingham Palace. He demanded a 2% skim from any business deals transacted through his office. This greed made him easy prey for Epstein, who was a source of business deals and who had countless millions, if not billions, of dollars to invest (quite from where, no-one knows).
Prince Andrew’s younger brother, Prince Edward, was little better. In 1999 he married Sophie Rhys-Jones a woman with a TV/media background. In 1993 they set up a company called Ardent Productions which became mired in accusations that they were offering media companies “inside access” to Buckingham Palace and royal circles generally. Eventually senior members of the royal family slapped down this distasteful operation and Ardent ceased trading in 2009.
That episode signalled to all who take note of such things that the younger brothers of the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, considered themselves to be short of cash and were open to “business propositions” to help them eke out the income they derived from the Civil List (i.e. the taxpayer) — in Prince Andrew’s case, about £250,000 p.a. plus free luxurious ‘grace and favour’ residences, in return for sundry “royal duties”.
Once in Epstein’s circle of friends Prince Andrew had very young and available girls wafted before his eyes at parties held at Maxwell’s flat — or organised by her at other even more exotic locations.
It is obvious that Epstein, with Ghislaine Maxwell acting as his procuress, was running what the intelligence agencies call “a honey trap”. Important people — top politicians, businessmen, civil servants, academics, military personnel, media celebs… and Royalty — were lured, provided with ‘honey’ and photographed and filmed enjoying themselves.
All this was teetering on coming out three months ago after Epstein’s “suicide” in an American jail, so the clever public relations staff at Mossad got to work. The result? Instead of Epstein and Maxwell’s Mossad ‘honey trap’ being exposed, one of the people ensnared in it — I hesitate to describe him as a “victim” — became the story.
What better figure to distract attention from the ‘honey trap’ and those who ran it than one of the sons of the Queen of England, who had once been second-in-line to the throne?
The full background about all of this will emerge in time.
Meanwhile, the disgracing of Prince Andrew and the way that the Queen has had him cut adrift, minus his Civil List allowance, means (let us hope!) that Mossad no longer has a ‘Senior Royal’ “on the inside” at Buckingham Palace, which is a listening-post to every sector of British government, to diplomatic intelligence from every quarter of the globe and British society at every level.
• For further information about Mossad’s involvement in the Epstein/Maxwell ‘honey trap’, readers should to go to the web sites listed below the link to the Mail-on-Sunday report.
Mail-on-Sunday – Sunday 29th September 2019: Prince Andrew hires Amber Rudd’s former ‘master of the dark arts’ aide to spearhead a PR fightback following the Jeffrey Epstein scandal by Charlotte Wace Royal Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday
Mint Press News – Wednesday 7th August 2019: Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The spy story at the heart of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal by Whitney Webb
The Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 13th August 2019: Ghislaine Maxwell: The British socialite at the centre of Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal by Victoria Ward
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs – September 2003 Book Review: Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul by Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon.
Mint Press News – Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Former Israeli intel official claims Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell worked for Israel by Whitney Webb
Strategic Culture Foundation – Thursday 17th October 2019 Jeffrey Epstein again disappears from view, but what about Mossad? by Philip Giraldi
If Americans Knew – Friday 8th November 2019 ABC anchor caught on mic saying network quashed Epstein story by If Americans Knew from reports