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Lord Taylor Guilty

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Lord Taylor Guilty

Lord Taylor has been found guilty of fraud at Southwark Crown Court.
He is the first member of the Lords to be found guilty in the expenses controversy.
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pierre_pierre
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11 to 1 by jury
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Re: Lord Taylor Guilty

I never done nuffin!
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Lord Taylor
I assume he will now be forced to resign from the Lords.
nadger
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He claimed he did it on advice from other lords in lieu of salary.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Lord Taylor Guilty

this seem to indicate he already has
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Former Conservative peer Lord Taylor has been found guilty of making £11,277 in false parliamentary expenses claims.
nadger
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Or is it that he's a former Conservative as he's been kicked out of party.
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@nadger, he's resigned the Party Whip apparently.
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The peer - who has resigned the Conservative whip - described how he had been brought up in a poor area of Birmingham and how he had reached his position as the first black member of the House of Lords through careers in law, the media and charity work.

I don't know if he's still allowed to use the title though.
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pierre_pierre
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the BBC  report is now a long page with a lot of background info
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They update it as the news comes in Wink
itsme
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believe stripping a lord's title is harder than a knight title as Lester Piggot was stripped when he was sent to jail for tax evasion.
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@ Matt Taylor - nice to see you doing weather forecast at end of BBC1 6pm news  Lips are sealed
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No wonder it's been raining all day Wink Wink