Liberal US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros is facing accusations of once again meddling in British politics, after news broke that he has donated nearly half-a-million pounds to a campaign seeking to reverse Brexit.
According to an article by The Telegraph, Soros is "one of the three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain" who is now planning to launch an advertising campaign this month with the hope of a second referendum, potentially to keep the country in the EU.
"George Soros's foundations have along with a number of other major donors also made significant contributions to our work", Mark Malloch-Brown, a former British diplomat who is chair of the Best for Britain campaign group. The Hungarian-American reportedly hosted Tory donors at his house in London.
Japanese firms have spent more than 40 billion pounds ($56 billion) in Britain, encouraged by successive governments since Margaret Thatcher promising them a business-friendly base from which to trade across the continent. "That it's not too late to stop Brexit", according to a document the daily claimed to have seen.
It adds that a series of Momentum-style mass rallies and concerts are planned and the campaign will have a "heavy youth focus".
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On Tuesday night, the emergence of the leaked Brussels draft prompted Conservative backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg, who leads an influential group of Brexit-supporting MPs, to step up his pressure on the Prime Minister.
The organisation was co-founded Gina Miller, who took the government to court over its decision to invoke the Article 50 treaty terms formally beginning the process of leaving the EU.
George Soros has donated £400,000 to pro-EU campaigning group Best for Britain through his Open Society Foundation, Nick Timothy wrote. The revelation comes after the magnate previously said the United Kingdom could re-apply to join the 27-member state bloc soon after Brexit.
"It's going to take some time but when it does happen, they will realise that they are earning less than before, because wages won't rise as fast as the cost of living", he said.
A spokesman for Soros did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 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.
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She said attitudes were also changing among men, particularly those who would have previously dismissed "feminist" arguments. Full suffrage for all women over the age of 21 was only granted a decade later.