For a good laugh you can’t go past the pranksters at the wonderful Friends of Gin & Tonic (FoGT).
FoGT have also notified the UK’s House of Lords (HoL) of Christopher “Lord” Monckton’s claims to be (a) a member of the HoL and (b) his suspicious use of their trademarked symbol.
Monckton is one of the world’s most prominent deniers, and has been decisively debunked over the last few months.
Now it seems others aren’t happy with him…
An email from the Information Office of the HoL to the bloggers at FoGT would indicate the good Lord’s abuse of their trademark and their name will be shortly dealt with:
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
Monckton liberally sprinkles the ‘orrible pink portcullis “symbol” throughout his presentations:
While the HoL symbol looks like this:
I’d not be surprised if the HoL took exception to Monckton abusing their image.
Currently Monckton is throwing threats of legal action around like confetti. One wonders if the HoL is next on Monckton’s list of people he threatens to sue .
How long can Monckton continue to cry wolf before he becomes an even greater laughing stock?