As if Jeremy Corbyn’s week could not get any worse, he now has to contend with the fact that he’s not, in fact, a fictional wizard.
The Labour leader has seen his party implode over the past few days, with his shadow cabinet resigning en masse over his leadership following the European Union referendum. Following a vote of no confidence (which he lost by 172 MPs), many Labour supporters have been calling on him to step down – including Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has spent most of the week tweeting about the issue, and arguing with the Corbyn faithful.
Hence the exchange below, in which Rowling rubbishes a claim that Corbyn is like Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.
I forgot Dumbledore trashed Hogwarts, refused to resign and ran off to the forest to make speeches to angry trolls. https://t.co/TOD1xQwUIW
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 30, 2016
Being a politically neutral TV listings magazine, we can neither agree or disagree. But one thing’s for certain, Britain sure could use a bit of magic right now.