Liberal US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros has reportedly donated almost half-a-million pounds to a campaign in order to reverse Brexit. George Soros is one of the donors who backs the ‘Best for Britain’ campaign, whose goal is a second referendum or general election on Brexit.
Soros, who is infamous for his links to a 1992 run on the pound in the United Kingdom, plans to recruit major Tory donors to undermine Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans. According to a strategy document leaked from a meeting of the group, the Hungarian-American has invited Tory and Labour donors to his house in London.
In the gathering, businessman Stephen Peel, former Labour minister Lord Malloch-Brown and chief executive of WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell were seen. The ‘Best for Britain’ campaign wants to launch a second referendum. The campaign must “wake up the country and assert that Brexit is not a done deal. That it’s not too late to stop Brexit,” they believe.
According to a series of leaked reports, the campaign will have a “heavy youth focus.” George Soros has made the £400,000 ($555,154) donation through his pro-EU Open Society Foundation. Earlier the former UKIP leader Nigel Farage warned MEPs in Brussels that Soros has a “truly extraordinary” influence on Brexit.
“I fear we could be looking at the biggest level of international, political collusion in history,” Farage said in the European Parliament last year. “When we are talking about offshore money, when we are talking about political subversion, when we are talking about collusion, I wonder if we are looking in the wrong place,” he continued.
“And I say that because George Soros recently gave Open Society, which of course campaigns for freedom of movement of people and supranational structures like the European Union, $18 billion. And his influence here and in Brussels is truly extraordinary,” he added.