Is Lord Monckton related to Marty Feldman? You could be forgiven for thinking that they are the same person; the similarity is positively uncanny. FYI, the gentleman on the left is Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, deputy leader of the UK Independence Party and famous climate sceptic. Pictured on the right is Marty Feldman, English comedy writer, comedian and actor who starred in a series of British television comedy shows, including At Last the 1948 Show, and Marty.
Both Monckton and Feldman are distinguished by their bulging eyes, a condition caused by Graves’ disease; an autoimmune disease where the thyroid is overactive, producing an excessive amount of thyroid hormones (a serious metabolic imbalance known as hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis).
“If this carbon tax goes through then it’s bye bye Australia, it’s been nice to know you,”
“You will become just another third world banana monarchy without even any bananas with the prices they’ve been charging for those at your supermarkets recently.”
“Julia darling, listen to the voice of Australian people gathered here in Sydney on this beautiful, sunny but rather cold day – we could do with some more global warming.”
The similarity between Monckton and Feldman goes beyond their looks; both are clowns. Monckton’s irresponsible idiocy could hardly provide environmentalists with a better advocate.