Tagged: Monckton

Thatcher, Monckton and Pinochet - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 11, 2013

OK, I can appreciate that criticism of Margaret Thatcher upsets some people – not speaking ill of the dead or something. Trouble is, one has to choose. A lot of people were hurt by Thatcher’s policies. And she supported some … Continue reading → … Read More

Potty peer in Waikato - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 09, 2013

Well, Christopher Monckton’s “Freedom Tour” totters on. Peter Griffins has given an initial summary in his blog post Monckton’s nightmare week in New Zealand. This has links to some of the press coverage – which, as we might expect with the Potty Peer, is rather humorous. The Potty Peer was in the Waikato yesterday. He “wowed” a largely passive, … Read More

Monckton in NZ: tells lies on radio, threatens academics and journalists - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 04, 2013

The Monckton has landed in New Zealand, and he’s up to his usual tricks. In a desperate display of attention-seeking behaviour, the discount Viscount has lashed out at his critics, threatened libel actions against a scientist and a journalist, and attacked the good standing of Victoria University of Wellington. To make matters worse, in a [...] … Read More

April Fools and Agenda 21 - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 31, 2013

A few readers may already be aware that April Fool’s Day marks the launch of Christopher Monckton‘s speaking tour of New Zealand. It’s not arousing much interest in the media – probably because his declared attention is to propagate his … Continue reading → … Read More

Why is Federated Farmers promoting climate denial during a major drought? - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Mar 19, 2013

You’d think, in the middle of the worst drought in 70 years, with farmers in crisis, that their national political body might be thinking about  the big picture of climate change and how best to communicate that to farmers. In Marlborough, where the drought is hitting hard, the local Federated Farmers chapter is sponsoring a […] … Read More

More Monckton madness: Agenda 21 means concentration camps for all - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 12, 2013

Christopher “I could be the next Pope”1 Monckton is no stranger to outrageous overstatement, but on his current tour of Australia he’s really been pushing the boat far out onto the sea of craziness that passes for his political philosophy. As well as his usual climate nonsense, he’s been telling his Aussie audiences all about [...] … Read More

Recursive lying: Monckton rails against liars by telling lies - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 03, 2013

“Potty peer” Chris Monckton has reacted to criticism of his threats to sue Australian academics by doubling down on his commitment to pursue legal action. In a typically overblown piece at an Australian sceptic site, Monckton tries to reassure the faithful that their guru has not gone off the rails: Going to court is the [...] … Read More

Recursive fraudery: Monckton goes mad in Australia - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 28, 2013

Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley’s tour of Australia must be going very badly, because the “high priest of climate scepticism” is indulging in another of his increasingly desperate displays of attention seeking behaviour. After giving a poorly attended lecture in Hobart last week, Monckton took umbrage at an article in the Sunday Tasmanian (on the [...] … Read More