Taylor is a black bloke who has done well. There is no doubt that, througout his life he has encountered racism and race hate, but for his brief, Mohammed Khamisa QC, to play the race card cheapens the conduct of the law.
Mr Khamisa said his client had faced racist threats on his way to becoming a successful barrister and peer. He said: “He fought off racists. He fought off insults. He fought off threats to his life."
I have sometimes had a shit life too. I have been threatened and been beaten up for being posh, but it does not entitle me to cheat and steal from the public purse.
If minorities in this country are seeking acceptance and equality, it is about time they stopped telling us "It is because I is black" every time they are called to account.