Blackmail: The Maxwells, Harvey Proctor, And The Marquis Of Granby


As I mentioned earlier in the week HERE, The People ran a story in 1986 about an attempt to pressure Robert Maxwell into halting its reportage of the Harvey Proctor scandal.

“A sinister phone caller said that if we continued with our “campaign” against the kinky MP [Harvey Proctor] he would reveal compromising details of an alleged relationship between Mr Maxwell’s daughter Ghislaine and the son of a Duke.” The People 10/26/1986

The “son of a Duke” that The People named was David Charles Robert Manners, the then Marquis of Granby and now the 11th Duke of Rutland, who is quoted as describing the allegations as “nonsense”.

And I believe he is absolutely correct, I think this allegation regarding David Manners is complete nonsense but whose nonsense ?

Now, I was reminded yesterday that Harvey Proctor works for David Manners the Duke of Rutland and currently lives on the Belvoir Castle estate in Leicestershire.

Think about that.

You can either believe that a blackmail attempt was made threatening to expose a relationship between Ghislaine Maxwell and David Manners if Robert Maxwell didn’t stop publishing stories regarding Harvey Proctor and that coincidently David Manners now employs Harvey Proctor…

Or you can accept that something else is going on here.

Lets look at at this issue from Robert Maxwell’s perspective. The People are at the time running a series of exposés concerning the sexual proclivities of Harvey Proctor and he receives a clumsy blackmail threat that if he doesn’t stop then it will be made public that his daughter Ghislaine is having a relationship with “the son of a Duke” and that such an exposé would be extremely embarrassing, perhaps the “the son of a Duke” in question is recently married, who knows.

And let’s say, for arguments sake, that the person making this clumsy blackmail threat wouldn’t want the friendly relationship between Harvey Proctor and the Marquis of Granby to become public and Robert Maxwell knows this.

In that context this story makes perfect sense. This story could then be viewed as a brutal but clever way of, on the one hand defusing the blackmail threat by appearing to be open about it, while at the same time subtly turning the tables on the person who has made the threat.


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10 responses to “Blackmail: The Maxwells, Harvey Proctor, And The Marquis Of Granby

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  3. dpack
    im glad to see the msm does sometimes flag up wrong uns where they see them ,this chap does not seem to be well connected or powerful or well known but he got his name in a national paper .

    it is important to remember the everyday ,mundane scumbags as well as spiders and fat flies

  4. Well there is the youth clubs, royals and jimmy saville and maxwell financiers to consider too.

  5. dpack

    robert maxwell had a printing business whose premises were in bletchley, im not sure if the location of oyez (etc)was part of the parcel including the house and 58 acres bought by sinclair in 1938 but it seemed an odd coincidence that he got an old “cigarette component factory”in such a spooky town at a time that the wartime assets were being disposed of

  6. dpack

    a google hunt for lord kagan+robert maxwell (both old labour supporters from the wilson days ) was rather interesting,one entry that showed up was this

    i have no way of knowing if it is 100% accurate but some of it seems to match other cross referenced data regarding spiders of the world.
    julian amery gets a mention which was a bit of a bonus for your humble researcher as do several species that seem to have been identified by assorted studies.

  7. dpack

    there are a few interesting photos among the carefully chosen words in this msm isnt overtly related to the 1986 blackmail theme but seems to be hinting at relevant things it leaves unsaid .

  8. hmm wonder if it was the same guy who later became friends of Epstein. BTW there is a book about the Rutland family. It gives a look into elite mindset at turn of the century. While publicly encouraging workers to go and fight in the war – they were doing everything possible to make sure their offspring got ‘plum, safe positions’. while many fighting were cold and hungry their offspring were getting food parcels from Fortnum and Mason, and clothes.

    What worries me is that too many people are still asleep to the truth – and these corrupt twats will sooner start another war then allow their power to be threatened. Masses will do their bidding once again

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