By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN
We have yet to take the proper pulse of writers’ reactions to the referendum result. There were the instant tweets: Salman Rushdie’s “Old Farts 1 The Future 0. Well done England [sic]. Maybe lose to Iceland next & get out of Europe properly”. Prescient there. J. K. Rowling’s “I don’t think I’ve ever wanted magic more” should become immortal. Meanwhile Irvine Welsh’s response was characteristic: “Selfish old cunts fucking things up for youth? Well there's a first!”
And then there were some reactions on the 3:AM online magazine: “Brexit is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake”, from Ali Smith, for example. There was Will Self with some trenchant and hard-to-disagree-with opinions.