THE Dursley family despised Harry Potter because he was a snotty brat who reckoned he was God’s gift to magic, it has emerged.
Vernon Dursley revealed that the family, who raised Potter from being a baby at great personal risk to themselves, disliked his habit of proclaiming how much better he was than them at every opportunity.
He said: “If there was one thing that caused the rift between us and Harry, it was him constantly crowing about how he was the best wizard in the world and we were a bunch of stupid, useless Muggles.
“Also his boasting about being the best Quidditch player ever, and having millions in gold at Gringotts Wizarding Bank, and riding around on his broomstick shouting ‘I’m Harry Potter and I’m the saviour of the world!’
“And there was the time he almost got our Dudley killed by a snake, or when his mate the giant used magic to give him a pig’s tail, which had to be removed at great expense.
“So quite a lot of things, really.”
Dursley added that everyone at Hogwarts hated Harry because he broke every rule in the school but always won the House Cup anyway, because he was the headmaster’s little suck-up pet.