JK ROWLING has attacked xenophobia in modern day Britain by claiming that Yo Sushi could be replaced with a “conveyor belt of British jams.”
The Harry Potter author took to Twitter to share her thoughts whilst sitting in one of the Japanese restaurants this afternoon (WED).
Her post comes just hours after Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, told the Conservative Party conference that foreign workers should not be able to “take the jobs that British people should do”.
Tweeting to her eight million followers, Rowling said: “Sitting in Yo Sushi, wondering what will be here in a few years’ time. A conveyor belt of British jams, perhaps, and one long dirty spoon.”
The tweet has achieved over 2,000 likes and retweets in under half an hour with many of her fans taking the opportunity to respond.
@GeoffShadbold replied: “Innovative British jams.”
To which the 51-year-old author replied: “Yeah. Gooseberry and Xenophobia. Raspberry, Elderflower and Hate.”
Another user, @johnmuir71619729, responded: “Feeling ok ma’am? Yo Sushi was founded in 1997 by British entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe?”
Rowling reply to him was: “Encouraging the consumption of non-British foodstuffs will impede the great jam-based economic renaissance.”
Other users also had their say on the Edinburgh-based author’s tweet.
@Alastair_Bogle replied: “Probably still a Yo Sushi while they are training up the British only sushi chefs.”
@MarcLittlemore said: “Mini roast beef and Yorkshire puddings and fish & chips? Local food for local people!”
Whilst @RossJNicholson commented: “Steak and kidney puddings being pushed back and forth by long sticks.”
There has been a significant social media backlash following the home secretary’s speech at the Conservative Party conference yesterday (TUES).
It was revealed that business owners could be forced to publish the details of ‘international’ staff on their books.
It is thought that this would reveal which companies are failing to take on British workers in favour of those from overseas.