After threatening everyone under the Sun with libel lawsuits and academic investigations, Lord Christopher Monckton might just be getting his. Friends of Gin and Tonic has just posted a response by the House of Lords Information Office to their inquiry about Monckton’s claim he is a member of the House of Lords. Here it is:
From: House Of Lords Information Office
Date: August 5, 2010 5:07:52 AM MDT
To: Friends of Gin & Tonic
Subject: RE: inquiry
Many thanks for your emails.
Viscount Monckton of Brenchley is not and has never been a member of the House of Lords. However, allegations that he has claimed to be a member, and that he has used an emblem resembling the parliamentary emblem, have been drawn to our attention.
The House is currently taking steps with a view to ensuring that Lord Monckton does not in future either claim to be a member of the House or use the parliamentary emblem or any variant thereof.
House of Lords
London SW1A 0PW
020 7219 3107
UPDATE: Richard Littlemore comments on this incident here.