George Soros, the Liberal US-Hungarian billionaire, donated an additional £100,000 to resist Brexit. The Billionaire financier has previously donated almost half-a-million pounds to a campaign in order to reverse Brexit, which caused anger from Brexiteers.
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. He has an estimated net worth of $25.2bn (£18bn), which makes him the 29th richest person in the world. “I am happy to take the fight of those who have tried to use a smear campaign, not arguments, to prop up their failing case,” said Soros.
After the recent attacks attributed to Mr. Soros, he announced that he will donate an extra amount to the Best for Britain campaign. The group has raised over £70,000 since Thursday last week, with over 2,000 individuals donating to the cause.
The CEO of the organization Eloise Todd said: “We live in a democracy, and the right to freedom of speech is precious. Elements of the right-wing press don’t seem to agree.” “The UK’s future with the EU is not a done deal, there is still a vote to come and people across the country deserve to know the truth about the options on the table: one of which is staying and leading in the EU,” he continued.
“George Soros and his foundation is kindly offering to help match-fund to give Best for Britain more support so we can make sure this message gets out: the biggest decision on Brexit is yet to come,” said Eloise Todd.