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JK Rowling on Brexit: 'I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Wanted Magic More'

An overwhelmingly majority of Scots voted to remain in the EU

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    British author J.K. Rowling expressed her Brexit dismay Friday, warning that "Scotland will seek independence now" after a majority of voters in the United Kingdom opted to leave the European Union.

    The "Harry Potter" creator, who was born in England and lives in Scotland, has been an opponent of the campaign to leave the EU. She took to social media late Thursday, tweeting, "I don’t think I’ve ever wanted magic more."

    "Goodbye, UK," Rowling continued in another tweet.

    Though the overall U.K. voting result favored to quit the 28-nation bloc, an overwhelmingly majority of Scots voted to remain in the EU. Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said Friday officials would plan for a "highly likely" vote on a new referendum on independence from the U.K.

    Rowling said Prime Minister David Cameron's legacy "will be breaking up two unions," adding that "neither needed to happen." Cameron, who has championed keeping Britain in the EU, announced he would resign by October.

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    Amid reports that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will face calls for his resignation from party members after failing to persuade Labour voters to back the "Stay" campaign, one Twitter user noted "British politics is unraveling in a spectacular fashion."

    Rowling responded "This is what happens when you try to fix a faulty watch with a hammer."

    Rowling also compared Brexit supporters to "the cheating man shocked he can’t stay in the spare room for 2 years(sic) while he sorts himself out."

    The author has been outspoken in her support for the "Remain" campaign. Last week she penned an essay on her blog about monsters and villains, equating them to the stories being spun by both sides of the issue.

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    "Ignorant of what it gives us, we take the benefits of EU membership for granted," she wrote. "In a few days' time, we'll have to decide which monsters we believe are real and which illusory. Everything is going to come down to whose story we like best, but at the moment we vote, we stop being readers and become authors. The ending of this story, whether happy or not, will be written by us."

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