John McCann: "It's not bad for a bunch of amateurs"

Gordon Brown has pledged his support. Last Friday John McCann was dining with friends when Downing Street called to say that the Chancellor was on the line.

Minutes later Mr McCann’s mobile – on which he takes hundreds of calls daily – ran out of power, cutting off Britain’s next Prime Minister in mid-sentence.

Yesterday morning, as Mr McCann was talking to The Times, his mobile rang again.

It was Revenue & Customs, calling at Mr Brown’s request to discuss how the fund could gain charitable status.

As John McCann points out, it is not bad for a “bunch of amateurs”.

Source: 'The Times', May 22, 2007
I wonder why John McCann gave up his full time, well-paid job, so quickly after Maddie 'disappeared', despite having a mortgage, a wife and children to support?

How did he know Maddie wouldn't be found soon?

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