Lord John Taylor of Warwick

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 …

Lord John Taylor of Warwick

United States: Foreign Policy

When I was chancellor of Bournemouth University, I had the pleasure of conferring on the noble Lord, Lord Ashdown, an honorary doctorate, and I still remember the inspiring way he spoke that day. I declare my interests, in that I am married to an American, and my children are British and American. I am also an honorary colonel in the …

Lord Taylor of Warwick

Brexit: Deal or No Deal (European Union Committee Report)

April 2017 we considered Brexit and the EU budget where I said: “Deal or No Deal”. That is the situation we are now in. The phrase “Deal or No Deal” had never been mentioned in public debate or media until that point. On 16 January 2018 a debate was then titled “Brexit: Deal or No Deal” the following is that speech. On 6 …

Lord John Taylor of Warwick

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 …

Balfour Declaration, Brexit, British Government

Balfour Declaration Centenary

In June last year, I was privileged to be invited as a guest speaker at the Israeli embassy in London. I spoke about the special role that Israel has in the world, a true democracy in the Middle East. My wife, Lady Taylor, and I have had the pleasure of meeting the brilliant Mr. Mark Regev, the Israeli ambassador to …

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Before the Court that Really Counts

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick I will never forget my first appearance as a young barrister, arguing an appeal case in the House of Lords. Five of the six elderly men I was addressing listened to my submissions with a stony face that Buster Keaton could not have matched. But one nodded occasionally and even smiled …

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Our Time Has Come

Church of England Article By Lord Taylor of Warwick   “Our time has come.” This was the rallying cry of Senator Barack Obama, during his American Presidential campaign I decided to use that phrase whilst addressing a crowd of 2 million people, in Nigeria’s Lagos Stadium recently. This was at the annual Redeemed Church of God Conference. The ecstatic reaction of …

Brexit and the EU Budget (EUC Report)

For more than 40 years Britain has been a part of the European family. The famous soul music hit “We Are Family” summed up the relationship. But, sadly, wedlock increasingly became seen as padlock. On 23 June last year the British people decided to adopt another tune. This could best be described by the rock supergroup Queen’s anthem “I Want to Break …

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Winning the Race

“It was sure great to meet you and maybe we can catch up in London. Have a nice day”, said the slim young man. We were walking into an international leaders’ breakfast in the Hilton Hotel, Washington DC. We didn’t know each other, but shook hands and exchanged a short greeting. I did not think much more of it. A few …

Are the Chips Down for the Internet?

Why did the chicken cross the Web? To get to the other Site. Well, the Internet may not have improved the quality of my jokes, but there is no doubt the Web has had a huge impact on our lives. The World Wide Web was invented 25 years ago. It is difficult to imagine how we coped back in 1989. …