Tory peer in attack on Jewish climate change activists; calls them “Hitler Youth”
Leading climate sceptic Lord Monckton has launched a venom-dripped tirade against young climate change activists, comparing them to Hitler Youth.
Eyes bulging, face contorted and jabbing threateningly, the former adviser to Margaret Thatcher tells Jewish activist Ben Wessel:
“No, no. I’m not going to shake the hand of Hitler Youth.”
To which Ben replied:
“Sir, as a Jew I’m not really sure how I should take that.”
“I’ll tell you how you should take it. You should take it.”
“My grandparents escaped the Nazis growing up in Germany.”
Watch the confrontation in full:
Make up your own minds whose side you’d rather be on.
Hat-tip: Josh Dorner of the Sierra ClubLike this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.