Posted by: Barry Bickmore | August 5, 2010

The Monckton Files: The Investigation Begins!!!

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

Dear Derek,

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.

Best wishes,

Information Office
House of Lords
London SW1A 0PW
020 7219 3107

UPDATE:  Richard Littlemore comments on this incident here.



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  2. Lord Monckton may need a stiff gin & tonic himself!

  3. Update: The vituperative viscount’s logo plagiarism is worse than we first thought!

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