With British citizens voting on whether to “Leave” or “Remain” in the European Union in the coming days, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and electronic music pioneer Brian Eno are among those who have penned arguments against the “Brexit.” Watch John Oliver Urge Anti-‘Brexit’ Vote With Snarky Song “As this country has entered what will come to be seen as one of the most divisive and bitter political campaigns ever waged within its borders, I’ve thought a lot about the rules for creating villains,” Rowling wrote on her website . “We are being asked whether we wish to remain part of the European Union and both sides of this campaign have been telling us stories.” In her 1,700-word essay on the EU Referendum, Rowling examined the “villains” in both the “Remainers” and the “Leavers.” Rowling, who has condemned Donald Trump in the past , likened the “Leave” movement to the presumptive Republican presidential candidate’s platform. “Look towards the Republican Party in America and shudder. ‘Make America Great Again!’ cries a man who is fascist in all but name,” Rowling wrote. “His stubby fingers are currently within horrifyingly close reach of America’s nuclear codes. He achieved this pre-eminence by proposing crude, unworkable solutions to complex threats. Terrorism? ‘Ban all Muslims!’ Immigration?
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June 7th, 2016
Mumford & Sons will embark on a seven-city push this fall, all in advance of their early October performances at both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. More news: Mumford & Sons , Korn , Breaking Benjamin