TWENTY YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE.
It's such a tiny amount, eleven grand. It's a small fortune, of course, to many people but it's not enough to risk going to jail for. A hundred grand or a million would seem more like it but eleven grand in dribs and drabs is neither here nor there. He would have received these monies in six separate amounts, about eighteen hundred quid a time, not even amounting to a salary, in lieu of which he claimed it to be. And what did he do, anyway; I watch these things as much as the next anarcho-plumber and I don't recall Mr Taylor being prominent in Lords' proceedings. Probably, like most of them, he will have used the premises to eat and drink like a lord and to host personal business meetings - troughing, pimping and hustling, the real business of their Lordships' House. The idea that eleven thousands pounds over a couple of years was an informal salary is, by any appraisal, preposterous, that a QC would run it as a defence is utterly bizarre.
As a lawyer, Mr Taylor must have visited clients in jail, must have smelled the piss and cabbage and despair, clocked the screws, smugly sadistic peak-capped morons, posing about, tattooed and smirking, nasty, brutish and of course coldly, efficiently racist.
It seems inevitable that he will go away, the trial judge, Mr Justice Slag and he were learned friends, once over, back in Birmingham, and it'll be Failing In My Duty To The Public, BreachOfTrust, DemandsA Custodial Sentence, all that stuff that nobody ever says to the bankers, the permanent seckatries, the chief constables. Arriving at a sentence - my guess, between 18 & 30 months - Hizzoner will have to consider Taylor's previous good character - Christian, public servant, legislator, petty thief and now clown.
Leaving aside the sense of entitlement, the institutional criminality of the Great and the Good, which Taylor, in his feeble, simpering way illustrates, this case underlines how utterly stupid these people are - lawyers, MPs and peers. Is ut any wonder we're fucked and ruined, people like Taylor at it in the legislature?
Disowned by hostile releatives, mocked by white supremacy, derided by his fellow peers, foolish and ridiculous, one is tempted to say that John Taylor is punished enough; an unabashed right-winger, himself, though, I guess he will nevertheless now properly learn the meaning of the bitter jailyard jibe - If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Amen.