Monday, June 17, 2024

With Mates Like Mandy… More Meetings Between Ponzi Scheming Paedo Jeffrey Epstein & ‘Prince Of Darkness’ Peter Mandelson Revealed

As new evidence of meetings between Lord Mandelson and Jeffrey Epstein after the latter got out of the clink emerges, one is left asking: “What continued to attract ‘Mandy’ to a known billionaire sex offender?”

In January 2022, The Steeple Times pointed out: “The key ‘classic question’ Lord Mandelson now needs to answer is a paraphrasing of that put to decidedly dippy Debbie McGee by the late Caroline Ahern (in her role as the bonkers but brilliant ‘Mrs Merton’) in 1997: ‘What, first, Peter, was it that attracted you to the multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein?’”


This morning – pouring petrol all over the fire of speculation about the most curious links between the very well connected and openly gay Labour peer and the sexually perverted Ponzi scheming paedophile – The Mail on Sunday’s Daniel Bates shared an “exclusive” in which he revealed that aside from the previously the known meetings and telephone calls between the pair from 2005 to 2009, it is now suggested that an additional four meetings were “scheduled” for them between 2010 and 2013.


“Organised” after a time when Epstein had been in the pokey for having sex with underage girls, the ex-Labour cabinet minister, it has also been observed from diary entries, even stayed in the Lenox Hill, New York ‘Paedo Palace’ that belonged to the ‘bestie’ of Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell.


Of this, Bates observed:


“The disgraced billionaire was jailed for 13 months in June 2008 for soliciting a minor for prostitution as part of a sweetheart plea deal.”


“After leaving jail, Epstein had to register as a sex offender and was subject to a 12-month house arrest, which expired in July 2010. Despite this Lord Mandelson, a former EU commissioner for trade, appears to have met Epstein several times.”


“Lord Mandelson declined to confirm if the meetings had taken place – but other figures who appear on the documents have said their get-togethers did go ahead.”


“At the time, the peer was out of public office but being tipped to lead the IMF or the World Trade Organization.”


“The first two meetings were listed for Epstein’s New York townhouse on March 1 and March 3, 2010, when he was still under house arrest.”


“The March 1 entry says Lord Mandelson was due at 7.30pm while Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, referred to as ‘Peter’s friend,’ was due to arrive at 1pm.”


“Mr Wegg-Prosser was Lord Mandelson’s assistant and was previously Tony Blair’s director of strategic communications. He now works at Global Counsel, Lord Mandelson’s consulting company, as a managing director.”


“An entry for May 28 2012 said: ‘** Peter Mandelson to arrive in the evening from Shelter Island WILL HE STAY AT HOUSE?**’”


“Shelter Island is an island in The Hamptons, the millionaires’ playground east of New York.”


The entry for Wednesday, May 30 reads: ‘** Peter Mandelson possibly leaves today if meetings organised for Boston, otherwise depart Thurs for DC **’”


“The final entry is for April 4, 2014 and is a dinner with Mandelson, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, investor Mort Zuckerman and Jes Staley, the former head of JP Morgan, who has been accused of abusing Epstein’s victims.”


“Previous reports have shown photos of Lord Mandelson on Epstein’s island in 2005 and at his birthday in 2006, but the diaries are the first suggestions of meetings after his prison sentence.”


Mr Wegg-Prosser confirmed his meeting with Epstein did take place. He said: ‘I had the misfortune to meet Epstein on one occasion. It was a short meeting of no consequence and thankfully was never to be repeated.’”


Editor’s Note – Unlike as is the case in many publications, this article was NOT sponsored or supported by a third-party. Follow Matthew Steeples on Twitter at @M_Steeples.


Today on Twitter, Matthew Steeples asked: “Was it right for Labour politician Peter Mandelson to continue meeting & staying with Ponzi schemer Jeffrey Epstein after the paedo got out of prison in 2009?” By 1pm on Sunday 4th June 2023, the majority of respondents favoured the answer: “No; very odd; dodgy.”
Peter Mandelson Jeffrey Epstein 27th December 2005 belt buying
Lord Mandelson – at the time the European Union Trade Commissioner – holidayed with Epstein just months before the latter’s arrest in the Caribbean. The two “middle-aged holidaymakers” were photographed on 27th December 2005 in a fashion boutique where the former was snapped trying on a white belt whilst wearing a £21,000 ($28,500, €25,200 or درهم104,800) Patek Phillipe watch – which the ‘Daily Mail’ pointedly noted to be worth “almost two months of his post-tax income.” Opposite him, his clear ‘mate’ Epstein is captured giggling.
Peter Mandelson was quite happy to hang out with Jeffrey Epstein, a mutual mate of the since disgraced JP Morgan Chase & Co. banker Jes Staley, at his £10 million Paris paedo pad circa 20th January 2007 in spite of the taxi driver turned sex trafficker having been charged with soliciting a woman for prostitution in August 2006. Whilst Lord Mandelson may or may not have seen newspaper reports about the arrest of his ‘chum’ just months earlier in August 2006, one is left questioning the standard of his judgment in hanging around with this subsequently convicted nonce. Pictured in a hoodie in his dining room blowing out candles on a cake presented by a diminutive butler named Valdson Viera Cortin is supposedly tee-total Epstein whilst ‘Mandy’ – whom features in the now infamous ‘black book’ we believe belonged to Ghislaine Maxwell with 10 phone numbers attributed – gawped rather over-enthusiastically, a glass of red wine in front of him. The pair appeared in the image perfectly at ease together, in spite of the fact that various newspapers had already reported on the horrific allegations against the Brooklyn born taxi driver turned teacher turned financier.
As we’ve said of entries in the address book often misattributed to Jeffrey Epstein, which we instead believe is primarily the contacts of mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell, The Right Honourable The Lord Mandelson PC is someone closer to this deviant duo than most. With TEN phone numbers for him and his partner since 1998, Reinaldo Avila da Silva, this is someone who they clearly had regular contact with.
Jeffrey Epstein little boys paedo island
Whilst Peter Mandelson has been openly gay for many years and in a known relationship with a Brazilian, Reinaldo Avila da Silva, since 1998, it is lesser known whether Jeffrey Epstein liked ‘underage boys’ as well as ‘underage girls.’ Aside from allegations about an alleged ‘special relationship’ with his alleged benefactor, the aged Victoria’s Secret billionaire tycoon Leslie Wexner, it has been suggested the Ponzi scheming paedophile Epstein liked taking ‘little boys’ to his ‘Paedo Islands’ in the Caribbean as much as he enjoyed taking ‘little girls’ there for his own gruesome gratification. These images by an Instagram ‘artist’ going by the name @AIArtistKing have been proven fake, but rumours about what the former taxi driver turned teacher turned ‘billionaire’ did sexually with males continue to do the rounds.
Oxford educated Peter Mandelson (St Catherine’s College, 1973 to 1976, pictured with Matthew Freud) and Oxford educated Ghislaine Maxwell (Balliol College, graduated 1985, pictured with Rupert Murdoch) are connected in multiple ways. Of the pension pot plundering ‘Bouncing Czech’ that was Robert Maxwell, the Labour peer once remarked: “It was very strange because you’d simultaneously want to be at Maxwell’s parties and at the same time shrink away from him. Because he was such a bully and so unpredictable. To be honest, I was frightened of his company. He had that ability to make you feel completely small and inadequate, and that just scrambled my head.”

Seven Questions Lord Mandelson Ought To Answer…

In January 2009, Peter Mandelson called Jeffrey Epstein in the Palm Beach Stockade (jail) that Mr. Epstein had inhabited after pleading guilty to procuring a minor for sexual abuse. This phone conversation was reported by UK national broadcaster Channel 4 on the Dispatches programme aired in October 2019.


During the phone call, Mandelson sought Epstein’s assistance to set up a meeting with Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase & Co. The sex offender referred to Mandelson by a nickname (‘Petie’) during the conversation.


“I must say I was astonished that a British cabinet minister at that time, probably the most powerful man other than the Prime Minister, was calling Jeffrey in jail to make an appointment, to seek an appointment with a very powerful banker in New York,” a whistle-blower subsequently told Dispatches.


Accompanying an iPetition – which has been signed by nearly 2,800 people since it was posted in December 2021 – someone named Petra Malkovich asked seven questions. They were:


How can it be justified that Lord Mandelson called a convicted child abuser in jail?


In 2012, Peter Mandelson declared in a statement posted on the website of the TerraMar Project, an ostensible charity set up by Ghislaine Maxwell with financial support from Jeffrey Epstein, that he was “supporting” Ms. Maxwell’s organisation. U.S. law enforcement contend that the TerraMar Project was a fake charity slush fund for victims of Maxwell-and-Epstein’s sex trafficking operation.


How can it be justified that Lord Mandelson publicly supported Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged ‘fake charity slush fund’ for victims of sex trafficking?


On December 27th 2005, Peter Mandelson took part in a shopping trip with Jeffrey Epstein in Saint Barthélemys (photos published by the Daily Mail on August 30th 2019).


Peter Mandelson by this time had “known [Jeffrey Epstein] for several years, having previously once visited his Caribbean island for a holiday – when neither Epstein nor any of the girls were there,” the Daily Mail reported. Mandelson’s partner was also present for the earlier visit, according to eyewitness Cathy Alexander.


How can it be justified that Lord Mandelson socialised in person and discussed business in person with Jeffrey Epstein on multiple occasions [refer also to the events below]?


On a date falling after August 2006 and before June 30th 2008, Lord Mandelson paid a social visit to Jeffrey Epstein at the sex trafficker’s mansion in Paris [see the photo above].


At some point during this rendezvous in Paris of unknown duration, Mandelson and Epstein celebrated a birthday together – seemingly Epstein’s (Epstein was born on January 20th, which could point to the photo having been taken in either January 2007 or January 2008).


Epstein and Mandelson were joined for this birthday celebration by an as-yet-unnamed individual described in the press as an Epstein “staff member.”


How can it be justified that Lord Mandelson socialised with Jeffrey Epstein at the sex trafficker’s Paris residence after Epstein had already been charged with a sex crime (procuring a woman for prostitution)?


In March 2011, Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre) told the Mail on Sunday that Peter Mandelson had visited Jeffrey Epstein at his New York townhouse near Central Park, attending a dinner party with the sex trafficker. “I assumed they were in business together,” she recalled.


How can it be justified that Lord Mandelson socialised and/or discussed business with Jeffrey Epstein in the same building from which Mr Epstein was operating his sex trafficking, paedophilia and blackmail operation with Ghislaine Maxwell, with minors routinely sexually assaulted on the premises by Mr Epstein?


In January 2001, Peter Mandelson joined his friend Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic theatre in London, becoming an Associate Director in or before this date (Daily Telegraph, January 5 2001). Spacey had joined the board of the Old Vic Theatre Trust 2000 just a few weeks earlier, in November 2000.


In 2002, Ghislaine Maxwell, another of Mr. Spacey’s close friends, accompanied the Hollywood star on a private tour of Buckingham Palace led by Prince Andrew. Mr. Spacey was using his tenure at the Old Vic to serially sexually assault young actors – at least 20 – with most of the allegations relating to the period up to 2009.


How can it be explained that Lord Mandelson was so closely involved with Kevin Spacey and the Old Vic during the period of widespread sexual abuse concerned, yet encountered no reports of these recurring serious sexual abuse episodes involving his friend and colleague?


In or before 2013, Peter Mandelson was brought on to the board of the Alfred Herrhausen Society of Deutsche Bank, according to a July 14 2013 report in ‘Der Spiegel’ of Germany. The report identified Anshu Jain as the executive responsible for Mandelson’s appointment. Deutsche Bank executives approved Jeffrey Epstein as a client in 2013 and then kept working with him.


“[In 2013] Deutsche Bank was aggressively expanding its U.S. wealth management business under its new co-chief executive, Anshu Jain… Deutsche Bank executives ignored repeated red flags, including suspiciously large cash withdrawals and 120 wire transfers totaling $2.65 million to women with Eastern European surnames,” the New York Times reported.


Subsequently, Mr Jain “was forced to step down from the top job at Deutsche Bank after a series of regulatory mishaps.” In 2017 Mr Jain was hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s next-door-neighbour, Howard Lutnick of Cantor Fitzgerald, whose sister, Edie Lutnick, was (in common with Mandelson) a prominent self-declared supporter of Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘TerraMar Project’ charity.


How can it be explained that Lord Mandelson was closely involved at Deutsche Bank with the rogue DB executive who was financially enabling Jeffrey Epstein in the exact same period?


Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.


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