Lord Taylor of Warwick’s Most Recent Questions

Questions Asked 22 June 2021 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Energy Conservation HL1330 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the understanding of small businesses about energy efficiency schemes. Answered: 5 July 2021 Department of Health and Social Care Mental Health Services: Self Employed HL1331 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are …

TV Bytes the Future

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick “There’s nowt so strange as folk.” Those words were the first I ever heard spoken on television. They were uttered in a world weary Lancashire accent by Albert Tatlock, a character in a new drama series, called Coronation Street. It was on ITV, one of only three channels on an old black …

Scoring Drugs is an Own Goal

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Diego Maradona. What do these people have in common? They are all examples of rich, famous personalities whose careers were ruined by drugs. In more recent times, Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse are often in the media for alleged association with illegal drugs. Hendrix and …

Living to Learn or Learning to Live?

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest“. A teacher at my Birmingham grammar school helped me see that a university education might, in the long term, be better for me than playing soccer for Aston Villa. I am not sure Villa would have gained much …

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Easter Eggs Us On To God’s Message

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick It was Samuel Taylor Coleridge – sadly no relation – who said: “In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly” So much of the political rhetoric concerning asylum and immigration has historically been motivated by fear: fear of the foreigner, fear of those who look or sound different. But …

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick It’s all change at the top. After 10 years of Tony Blair, Britain has a new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. After 12 years of Jacques Chirac, France voted in a new president, Nicolas Sarkozy. At the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon of South Korea has taken over from Kofi Annan as secretary-general. …

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Can You Bank On It?

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick Recently I appeared on BBC television, to talk about the banking crisis. Before this year, some of us may have been forgiven for thinking ‘the crunch’ was a type of chocolate bar. Now we are sadly all too familiar with the phrase ‘credit crunch‘. Wall Street and the City of London were …

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Bladed Britain… Is There Hope?

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick Every day there seems to be a new story about a youngster stabbed to death with a knife. The Government is talking tough in trying to combat the problem. But it only seems to see inner-city youngsters as the problem and thinks it can make things better by preaching at them. …

Asia’s Pain Raises Questions for All

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick Sky News gave me a daunting task last week – to analyse the disasters caused by the earthquake in China and cyclone in Myanmar (formerly Burma) – in five minutes. Daunting since it has already taken me over 30 years to equate natural disasters with a God of love. Since God …

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Taking the Credit

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick Credit crunch, housing slump, sub-prime mortgages, recession… These words seem to dominate our headlines. For many, even in relatively rich countries like America and Britain, these words are striking fear. They threaten the very peace and stability of individuals and their families. It is difficult to imagine a time before money. …