Posted on May 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Neil Gaiman, John le Carré, Philip Pullman and dozens of other authors have published a letter asking voters to consider what they’ll lose by voting for pro-Brexit candidates.
The European Parliament’s elections for new members begin tomorrow, and while UK Prime Minister Theresa May had long insisted Britain would leave the European Union before this vote, so far, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
(For a better primer on what’s going on, check out this piece on Brexit and European Parliament elections from SkyNews.)
The British authors’ letter in the Guardian asks lovers of literature to consider the effects that Brexit would have on their beloved hobby, let alone other facets of British culture.
You can read the whole letter here as well as see why novelist Nick Harkaway, who coordinated the writers, thought it would be the most effective form of protest.
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