The political bomb you probably haven’t heard of is the announcement of a second referendum on Scottish independence, to be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.
But worry no more, because J.K. Rowling is here to remind us she predicted it basically one minute after the Brexit vote.
Rowling just retweeted one post from the day after the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union, 24 June 2016, which said: “Scotland will seek independence now. Cameron’s legacy will be breaking up two unions. Neither needed to happen.”
It turns out she was right all along.
Monday morning, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would ask the Scottish Parliament to request a Section 30 order from Westminster, which would allow the referendum to be held.
That despite the fact that, back in 2014, people of Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Sturgeon argues that everything’s changed now that UK are heading to a “hard Brexit.”
“I will take the steps necessary now to make sure that Scotland will have a choice at the end of this process.”
“A choice of whether to follow the UK to a hard Brexit, or to become an independent country able to secure a real partnership of equals with the rest of the UK and our own relationship with Europe.”
J.K. tried to warn us, folks.