At thesargeants blogp, Blackwatch, on 03/03/2010, wrote A Whos Who of Halligen & McCanns' Defense Teams
According to Blackwatch:
1. Reinaldo Avila da Silva is the boyfriend of powerful UK cabinet minister Peter Mandelson.
Reinaldo was once the lover of Howell James.
Howell James was the closest adviser to former UK prime minister John Major.
Howell James was Chief of Communications for Tony Blair. (Deconstructing the Mandelson set - The Independent)
Howell James owns the Riad El Fenn hotel, in Marrakech, the place where Madeleine McCann was spotted.
Howell James arranged for Clarence Mitchell to represent the McCanns.
2. David Symington was co-owner of the Ocean Club at the time Madeleine went missing.
David Symington's brother, Ian Douglas Symington is an old friend of former British Prime Minister, John Major.
Robert Murat is a distant cousin of the family.
3. Whilst the Symingtons have entertained people like John Major, another top family in Portugal, the Taylors, have entertained King Albert of Belgium. (Ocean Club Owner's Brother a pal of John Major )
The Belgian monarchy has been linked to the Dutroux scandal. (Belgian royal family dismisses paedophile claims over king ...)
Morocco's King Mohammed VI went to college in Brussels, Belgium, and reportedly hung out in gay bars there. (Mohammed VI of Morocco at AllExperts)
"You seem to know an awful lot about me, Poirot. Have we met before?
"Indeed, we have, Lord Mandelay. I was a guest at the ambassador's residence in Bruxelles when you were living in the Rue des Jeunes Garcons." (The Corfu Connection.)