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2003-Apr-29: Sir Paul Responds to Stella's Remarks on Her Public Education

In an article appearing in today's Daily Mail, Sir Paul addresses his daughter Stella's remarks about being educated in a public school (see March 29).  Sir Paul said the expense of a private school education was not an issue.  Rather, he and Linda sent their children to a public school in an effort to prevent them from becoming spoiled.  Sir Paul thinks that Stella was joking in her interview:
"Apparently she was talking about me sending them to a council school instead of a posh one.  But it wasn't my decision. It was a mum and dad decision and Stella hasn't done badly by it. I'm really not that tight. We were careful to send them to a normal school and have any of that stuff kicked out of them in the playground - and they were fine."
In a BBC Radio 2 interview, Sir Paul revealed that he also refused to buy Stella a luxurious car for her 18th birthday:
"I remember on her 18th birthday she wanted a car so I said I'd look at a second-hand one.  Ringo had a right go at me. He said, 'Buy her a Porsche, go on, buy her one'. But I told him, 'no' because how many other kids have a Porsche?

"The truth of it is, I didn't want to spoil my kids because if you've got money, you end up with spoilt brats running around."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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