Lord Taylor of Warwick, Multi-cultural Britain

Multi­-cultural Britain

It was Indira Gandhi who said: “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” So in achieving a successful multi-cultural Britain, we must build bridges between our various communities and not walls. For me, the essential message of campaigners such as Wilberforce, Clarkson and former slaves such as Equiano was a simple truth: that there is only one race, the …

Lord Taylor of Warwick, First Black Baron, Finds Inspiration from God and God-Orchestrated Marriage.

When the Queen appointed him as a Lord in 1996, John Taylor became the only Black Baron in the world… amongst Dukes, Duchesses, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops and Law Lords. He was one of the youngest members to ever sit in the House of Lords, and also became the first black Conservative Lord since the 14th Century, when Parliament began. Lord Taylor again made history with his real-life romance between two people and two nations. It is the true story of the first American in 110 years to marry a serving Baron of Britain’s House of Lords….

Lord Taylor of Warwick, Supreme Court

Supreme Court

My Lords, in 1972 the popular Jamaican singer Johnny Nash had a hit record with a song called, “There Are More Questions Than Answers”. I am not aware that, when he wrote the song, he had in mind the creation of a supreme court and a judicial appointments commission. But the song’s title fairly sums up how I feel about …

Lord Taylor of Warwick, Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill

There have been a number of references to black defendants during our debate. I do not put myself forward as an expert witness on the issue simply because I have a black skin, but I have represented a number of black clients in the criminal courts over the years. What I have found is that, rather than seeking an O. …