Monckton threatens to sue ABC, calls chairman a shrimp

Climate change denier Lord Christopher Monckton has threatened to sue the ABC and described its chairman Maurice Newman as a shrimp-like wet little individual.

Lord Monckton, who is towards the end of a near month-long tour of Australia, told a Melbourne audience he had met with Newman at a breakfast and requested he intervene in the broadcast of the Radio National documentary Background Briefing.

Experienced ABC journalist Wendy Carlisle interviewed Lord Monckton and several of his supporters for the documentary, which first aired on Sunday. The documentary also highlighted links between Lord Monckton and mining magnate and supporter Gina Rinehart, chairman of Hancock Prospecting — via

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