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J.K Rowling Tweeted A Passionate Plea For Scotland To Remain Part Of The UK

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1. In June, Harry Potter author J.K Rowling released a statement on her website in support of Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom.

In June, Harry Potter author J.K Rowling released a statement on her website in support of Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom.

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She argued: “If we leave… there will be no going back. This separation will not be quick and clean: it will take micosurgery to disentangle three centuries of close interdepence, after which we will have to deal with three bitter neighbours.”

She also donated £1 million to the campaign against Scottish independence.

2. Today J.K Rowling tweeted this passionate plea for Scotland remain in the United Kingdom.

J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling

People before flags, answers not slogans, reason not ranting, unity not enmity #bettertogether

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3. And offered her support for Devo Max.

J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling

Nothing would make me happier than @UKLabour stating now that we get Devo Max in the event of a 'no' vote.

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Devo Max means that Scotland would be in charge of most of its own laws, with the exception being foreign affairs and defence. This BBC News articles provides a good explanation.

5. She didn’t leave it there, she then stuck around on Twitter to debate the issue with fans.

She didn't leave it there, she then stuck around on Twitter to debate the issue with fans.

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Twitter: @jk_rowling

6. And offered some pretty sharp responses.

And offered some pretty sharp responses.

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Twitter: @jk_rowling

7. She defended her donation to Better Together.

She defended her donation to Better Together.

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Twitter: @jk_rowling

8. And her political opinions of the NHS.

And her political opinions of the NHS.

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Twitter: @jk_rowling

9. She argued that the reason why she is debating with fans is that referendum is an important issue.

She argued that the reason why she is debating with fans is that referendum is an important issue.

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Twitter: @jk_rowling

10. And that people are passionate on both sides of the debate.

And that people are passionate on both sides of the debate.

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Twitter: @jk_rowling

11. She ended the debate with this thought.

J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling

I want to thank all the people tweeting me lovely messages. Don't worry about me – to paraphrase Albus Dumbledore…

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J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling

If you're waiting for universal popularity, you'll be on Twitter a VERY long time. xxxx

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