Andrew Lloyd Webber
Born: March 22, 1948 in South Kensington, London, England, UK
More than ever before we need to keep high-flying professionals in the UK. We can’t, as we have done in the past, dump on them through penal personal taxation. Of course we know that there have been some shocking excesses in the City of London. But for years we have also had drummed into us that the City of London proudly took over from manufacturing as the UK’s main source of income. New Labour rejoiced in the fruits of the excesses of the bankers. Of course, with hindsight, their bonuses were obscene. But New Labour gratefully taxed them.
The regrets in the theatre have always been the shows that you know ought to have worked, but for one reason of another haven’t. I suppose if I had one regret it’s that I would have loved to have…
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