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Borntoasinglemother,hegrewupinMerseysideandattendedtheboys’dayschool,MerchantTaylors,wherehepickedupthenicknameTopes,shortforAnthony。

Hefoundschoolboring,but“jumpingthroughacademichoops…prettyeasy…Icoulddossaround,butwhenanexamwascomingup,I’dpulloutthetextbooksandcramit。

”HeendedupatOxford。

“Ijustrockedupandhadthebestyearsofmylifesofar,”hetoldMcMahon。

Heleftin2008,witha2:1inhistoryandFrench,andspentayearinEurope,skiing,climbingand“messingaround”。

Hegotintosuper-tutoringafteranOxfordfriend,MalachyGuinness,setupanagencycalledBrightYoungThingsTuition。

“IwasinLondon,havingapintwithMalachy,whenhegotacallfromthefrustratedassistantofanotoriouslyvolatileceleb。

”Therockstar’s15-year-oldsonhadwalkedoutofschool,sayingitwasboringandheneededatutor。

“ThedadwantedanOxbridge,received-pronunciation-speaking,clean-livingtutor,whereasthesonwantedapartyanimaldrop-out。

Malachy’sresponsewas:‘IthinkI’msittingoppositetheonlypersonintheworldwhofitsbothbills’。

”Intheend,Callandspentmonthswiththeboy,travellingroundtheworldwithhimonakindofmodernGrandTourandteachinghimmaths,English,Spanishandhistoryfivehoursaday–inhotels,underpalmtrees,wanderinground“amazingoldruins”。

Butbeingasuper-tutorhasitsdrawbacks。

“SomeofthekidsI’veworkedwithhavegrownuptoofast,”saysCalland。

These“too-cool-for-schoolcelebriteens”oftenhaveseriousbehaviouralproblems。

One14-year-oldsonofaBritishcelebritytestedwhatMcMahoncallsCalland’s“easymanner”tothelimit。

WhiletheyweretogetherinThailandhetookasledgehammerandsmasheddowntwowallsofanartist’sstudio。

(TheartistwasafriendofCalland’s。

)Afterwards,theboysaidtoCalland:“Iguessyouwantthedrivertopickmeupnow,right?

”Yesplease,I’dhavereplied。

Calland,however,stuckitoutandstillseestheboy。

Hisdreamistoopenasmallschoolonabeachsomewhere,teachingteenagerswhodon’tdowellinclassrooms。

“I’dbetheworld’smostunlikelyheadmasteroftheworld’smostunlikelyschool,”helaughs。

Istilldon’tenvyhim。

Tabloidmoney…Let’sridourselvesoftheseMarxistArchDruids



UnelectedbishopsintheHouseofLordssabotageda£26,000welfarecapforbeing“tooharsh”,saysTrevorKavanaghinTheSun。

“MillionsofSunreaderswouldgivetheireyeteeth”for£35,000beforetax。

Priests,“pooraschurchmiceon£22,000ayear”,alsoaskwhytheirprelatesare“sogenerous”withtaxpayers’money。

Ex-ArchbishopLordCareydenouncedthebishopsforrewardingthe“irresponsibility”that’smadewelfare“ahugefactor”inourdebtcrisis。

Under“MarxistArchDruidRowanWilliams”,theChurchhasalsodesertedthe“ecclesiasticalbattlefield”,leavingitopento“muscularIslam”。

Whyshouldtaxpayersbedictatedtoby“irrelevantreligiousrelics”?

Let’s“ridourselvesoftheseturbulentpriests”。



Thegovernmenthasspent£26,000onOlympicbeachvolleyballticketsforcivilservants,saysFionaMcIntoshintheSundayMirror。

“Noprizesforguessingwhy…theyareallwell-versedinwatchingthebottomlinefalloutofeverything。





Howcananoilrefinerygobust?

asksTheSun’sJeremyClarkson。

At£1。

34alitre,petrolistoocheap。

Butafterthegaragetakes4p,thesupplier2p,theVATman22。

3pandthetaxman58p,only47pisleft。

It’snoteasytofindoil,drillitandshipittoBritain–allfor47palitre。

“Milk,meanwhile,comesoutofacowandgoesstraightintoyourmouth。

Andthat’s89palitre。



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