"Harry Potter author JK Rowling has donated £1m to the Labour Party, the party has announced.That's a piece of nice and helpful news ahead of a potentially very difficult Labour conference. What might Ms Rowling's motivation for this donation be? One clue may be in the next line of the BBC's report:
Ms Rowling said she was motivated by Labour's record on child poverty and opposed a Conservative plan to give tax breaks to married couples.
Mr Brown said he was delighted to have the backing of "one of the world's greatest ever authors"."
"JK Rowling, whose fortune was estimated at £560 million in this year's Sunday Times Rich List, is known to be a personal friend of Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah."Ah...
The rest of the BBC article is the usual pro-Labour, anti-Conservative puff piece.
I wonder if Gordon Brown will remember his and his wife's friend in his resignation honours?
As an afterthought, does Gordon Brown really think J K Rowling is "one of the world's greatest ever authors"? I have never managed to read more than a few pages of the unimaginative rubbish spewed out by J K Rowling in her Harry Potter series of books. I think that I must have books by at least two dozen more talented authors on my bookshelves, maybe Gordon Brown confuses possession of money with talent.