J.K. Rowling wishes she could conjure up a spell to keep the United Kingdom inside the European Union.
The “Harry Potter” author tweeted how sad she felt after it emerged a majority of voters had opted “leave” over “remain” in the country’s EU referendum.
One of Rowling’s 7.5 million Twitter followers posted a desperate tweet, pleading for her to “do something” about the result. “I don’t think I’ve ever wanted magic more,” she replied.
Despite the overall voting outcome, each of the 32 voting areas in the author’s home country of Scotland decisively chose to remain in the EU.
It prompted Rowling to later suggest that Scotland would now seek independence from the U.K.
“Scotland will seek independence now. Cameron’s legacy will be breaking up two unions. Neither needed to happen,” she wrote.
And it seems she’s right, according to a statement from Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
“Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status,”Sturgeon said. “The people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union.”