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Pardon my Scots, J.K. Rowling tells the French

25 August 2015

4:45 PM

25 August 2015

4:45 PM

Despite becoming a Cybernat target during the Scottish referendum after she donated £1 million to the Better Together campaign, J.K. Rowling has not been deterred from putting Scottish Nationalists in their place.

Such an opportunity arose today, after a Yes voter came up with a rather tenuous reason as to why they would continue the fight for Scottish independence: liberating Scotland from ‘corrupt Norman rule’.

According to the Scottish Nationalists, not only are the English to blame for their reduced oil supplies — as well as causing austerity — they also have the audacity to be related to the French. A point which the Harry Potter author poked fun at online:

Alas as is often the case, the joke failed to translate to many. She has since issued a statement making clear the joke was aimed at the Nationalists. Writing in French, she tells confused readers that she is proud of her French and Norman ancestors:

Scottish Nationalism on the other hand…


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