The Scotsman cartoon: JK Rowling backs No campaign

JK Rowling has confirmed her support for a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum with a £1 million donation to Better Together.

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green

“I suspect, notwithstanding the fact that I’ve lived in Scotland for 21 years and plan to remain here for the rest of my life, that they might judge me ‘insufficiently Scottish’ to have a valid view,” she said.

Referring to characters from her Harry Potter books, she added: “When people try to make this debate about the purity of your lineage, things start getting a little Death Eaterish for my taste.”

Criticism of the author quickly flooded in on Twitter.