• Lord Pearson of Rannoch today announced that the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley has been appointed deputy leader of UKIP with immediate effect.
The UKIP leader said: “I am extremely happy that Christopher Monckton wants to be more involved with the Party. He will be helping me to develop our strategy for the future. David Campbell Bannerman remains joint deputy leader and head of policy.”
Lord Monckton, a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister, has recently become famous for his compelling critique of the now collapsing climate catastrophe theory.
Christopher Monckton said: “I am delighted that Malcolm Pearson has taken this step. I very much look forward to travelling around the country meeting constituency associations and their members and working with them to continue the rapid growth of UKIP.
“Malcolm has led us to a very successful result in the General Election. We hung the Parliament because the Conservatives sullenly and unwisely refused to give the British people a vote on whether Britain shall remain a mere satrapy of the dismal European dictatorship or whether we shall once again be the proud and independent democracy that once we were.
“My first task will be to build on the Initiative Referendum Bill already tabled in the House of Lords by Lord Pearson and Lord Willoughby de Broke by drafting new, radically democratic constitutions for Britain and for Europe. After 1000 years of inexorable progress towards democracy, in the last 30 years pernicious speculation by Parliament’s political pygmies has thrown Britain’s democracy away.
“The new written constitutions for our great nation and for our great continent will restore government of the people, by the people and for the people. We, the people, shall rule.”