In the European newspapers, TV- and Radio stations there was just one topic today to be talked about: The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the "ever closer" European Union that is heading toward some kind of "United States of Europe."

The sound is sharpening

While even in America Federalism is not popular everywhere, the situation in Europe is much more difficult as the continent consists of ethno-culturally more or less homogeneous nations and not of states of immigrants.

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In the early morning hours of European time the result was made public: 51.9 percent of the Britons decided to leave, a minority of 48,1 percent wanted to stay.

While the toughness of campaigning had decreased in the last days after the murder of a British Labour politician by an extremist, the sound becomes sharper again.

Mainly on Twitter, supporters of the defeated "Remain"-Campaign have started their hatemongering against the victorious side: Old people on their way to the graveyard had ruined the future of the young generation that voted for "Remain" is a popular narrative of the political left all across Europe.

Harsh words for "old" and "dumb" voters

Another popular story: Dumb and uneducated workers and lower class people had given the final amplitude for the "Out"-vote. For this reason direct democracy should no longer be used to make decisions since the wise men in parliaments would never have taken this step.

Joanne K. Rowling, living in Scotland which overwhelmingly voted to stay, did not offend herself, but unmasked her anger:

Obviously Rowling would love to change the result of the vote by using a Harry-Potter-style magic spell if she could.

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Democratic thinking looks different.

Two years ago, Rowling supported the "Stay"-Campaign during the Scottish referendum about independence from the UK. Now she wants this referendum to be repeated to cause an even bigger split on the island and is obviously prefering Scotland being bound to the EU than to an independent Britain. She occasionally takes a stand on politics, usually from a left wing perspective close to the views of Labour party supporters.