Guilty on all six charges of false accounting – majority verdict – so his excursion into ‘race victim’ did him no good at all……
Some ‘Is it ‘cos I’s black’ gems from his evidence:
He was told by teachers he could not be a barrister because he was black.
Lord Taylor beat 300 Tory candidates for Cheltenham seat. He faced racism & death threats.
Taylor said it was traumatic. Race dominated campaign. Was described as ‘bloody nigger’ by Tory colleague.
Lord Taylor said he was ‘Afro Saxon’ ‘working for silent majority of blacks who were not muggers’
Taylor describes joining House of Lords & seeing a ‘sea of white faces’.
Bishop Wayne Malcolm, giving character witness for Lord Taylor said he was inspirational because he was a Caribbean peer.
Self evidently the jury expect you to be honest even if you are black…….
Released on bail pending sentencing.