I quite agree with him of course, but I felt genuinely angry as I watched him sit back and bask in the audience applause and the nodding, impressed heads of Martin, Pike, McIntyre and Norton, because this is a man who has got his priorities completely wrong and here's why;
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Beliefs:
Cutting funding to the arts - Bad.
Cutting funding to the most vulnerable in our society - Good.
In fact, he'll fly in especially from New York to vote in favour of this, making it just the 30th occasion in fourteen years and 1,898 opportunities to vote in the House of Lords.
(Image and stats from the excellent Another Angry Voice blog)
So permit me to say that slagging off the government only for what they aren't doing for the industry you work in is a bit rich. Almost as rich as Lloyd Webber is himself.