International Women’s Day

My Lords, I too thank the Minister for bringing this important debate before us and for her opening remarks. It was Rosa Parks who said that, “knowing what must be done does away with fear”, and her quiet determination not to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 was the catalyst for the civil rights …

Lord Taylor of Warwick’s Most Recent Questions

Questions Asked 8 April 2019 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Tourism: Coastal Areas HL15120 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase levels of tourism in UK coastal communities after Brexit. Answered on: 24 April 2019 Ministry of Justice Legal Profession: Equality HL15121 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, if …

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Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations

My Lords, the famous British group, The Beatles, had worldwide success with the song “Don’t Let Me Down”. I am confident that the Government will not let Britain down as we leave the European Union. “We Can Work It Out” was another huge hit for The Beatles; I believe that working it out is what will happen. Although that song …

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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 …

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Multi­ethnic Britain

The recent riots that we witnessed in Bradford, Oldham and other towns can only damage race relations. Riots grab headlines, but when the TV cameras move on, it is the local community that is left to sweep up the debris. The riots caused millions of pounds’ worth of damage. People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. But …

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

My Lords, on this very day, 31 January, in 1606, Guy Fawkes was executed following the failed Gunpowder Plot—but it is vital that this Bill does not also expire. The European Union Bill must be passed into law to allow Her Majesty’s Government to implement the will of the people in the referendum result and to respect the judgment of the …

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Exports: Africa and the Commonwealth

In 1974 a choir of schoolchildren sang a song called “Join Together” at the Commonwealth Games. The song became popular all over the world for its powerful lyrics. Noble Lords may be relieved to hear that I will not attempt to sing the song—I can sing it if you wish. No, perhaps not, but the chorus went: And people, black …

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The Commonwealth Summit in London 2018

It was Henry Ford who said: “Don’t just find fault, find a remedy”. We have all attended conferences and summits which have been ‘more talk than walk and more activity than action’. That is why it is vital that there be real outcomes from the next Commonwealth summit, encompassing the findings of the people’s forum and the parliamentary forum. It …

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Taylor Talks ‘A sample of Lord Taylor Speaking Around The World’

Watch the video here! Lord Taylor of Warwick video compilation speaking around the world. When the Queen appointed him as a Lord he became the only Black Baron in the world in 1996… amongst Dukes, Duchesses, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops and Law Lords. Lord Taylor was the First Black Conservative Parliamentary candidate in British history, and also became the First black …

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Lord Taylor of Warwick Fox News – US President Trump meets with UK Prime Minister May

Watch it here!  Rt. Hon. Lord Taylor of Warwick speaking on FOX News. Through the years, as far back as 2005 when Britain was facing the London bombings, Baron Taylor was the only member of the UK Parliament interviewed by FOX News. Over a decade later you’ll still find Lord Taylor on FOX News discussing public policy and current issues impacting the world, such as Brexit …