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Toby Young’s family Christmas

“It was like the bar scene in Star Wars, rewritten by Harold Pinter.”

By Toby Young  

Toby Young (far left) with his family. From left to right: his mother Sasha, his father Michael, and his sister Sophie That’s me on the left. On the right is my sister Sophie. My mum was called Sasha.

Shame descended on the Young household last Christmas. When my wife, Caroline, picked up our nine-year-old son from school on the last day of the term, she was intercepted by his teacher, who wanted a quiet…

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