Earlier today, the UK Daily Telegraph’s chief political correspondent Christopher Hope wondered aloud what makes owls more deserving of a Royal Mail stamp than Brexit:

J.K. Rowling was only too happy to answer his question:

That’s cute, J.K. But if anything will divide the UK and has longterm consequences for your society, it’s the government-sanctioned murder of innocents whose lives the state has deemed unworthy.

Rowling has plenty to say about Brexit, which has already happened … but nothing about Alfie, whose life still hangs in the balance.


Or maybe we should put this in terms Rowling can more easily understand:

Whatever it takes. Alfie Evans doesn’t have a voice, and the state is taking his parents’ voices away. But Rowling can still speak out.