“A second reason, however, was that I am indebted to the British welfare state; the very one that Mr Cameron would like to replace with charity handouts. When my life hit rock bottom, that safety net, threadbare though it had become under John Major?s Government, was there to break the fall. I cannot help feeling, therefore, that it would have been contemptible to scarper for the West Indies at the first sniff of a seven-figure royalty cheque. This, if you like, is my notion of patriotism.”
Kinderboekenschrijfster J.K. Rowling legt uit waarom ze, ondanks haar rijkdom, in het Verenigd Koninkrijk is blijven wonen, en nooit op de Conservative Party zal stemmen.