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JK Rowling Doesn’t Want Scottish Independence

by | 11th, June 2014



THE political hot-tatty that is Scottish Independence has seen most people thinking ‘it doesn’t really matter whether Scotland would be better off independent, they’ll probably vote ‘Yes’ just to get away from the Tories and UKIP’.

Comedian Limmy is a huge vocal support of independence. So is Kevin Bridges, Alan Cumming, Sean Connery and actor Brian Cox. David Bowie and Alex Ferguson aren’t keen on the idea.

Billy Connolly says he’s staying out of it.

And now, JK Rowling, has put down her writing pen and, from her Harry Potter riches, has donated £1m to the anti-independence campaign ‘Better Together’.

Like Sir Alex, Rowling is a long-standing supporter and donor to the Labour party. Rowling’s donation is the largest single gift anyone has given to Better Together. It just so happens to be run by her pal, Alistair Darling, who you’ll remember as the bloke who was a Labour chancellor and had grey hair and black eyebrows drawn on with permanent marker.

In a statement on her website, Rowling, who happens to still live in Scotland, said: “I came to the question of independence with an open mind and an awareness of the seriousness of what we are being asked to decide.”

“My hesitance at embracing independence has nothing to do with lack of belief in Scotland’s remarkable people or its achievements. The simple truth is that Scotland is subject to the same 21st-century pressures as the rest of the world.”


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