British euroskeptics, which according to the referendum are a clear majority of the English, have expressed outrage over the revelation that Soros is openly funding a push for a ‘do-over’ vote on Brexit. The US and Hungarian Jewish billionaire, George Soros, faces new charges of interfering in British politics, after announcing he supports an attempt to pressure the government for a second referendum on Brexit within a year.
Speaking at a summit hosted by the European Council on Foreign Relations, the billionaire “philanthropist” said that the European Union (EU) is facing an “existential crisis,” but that Britons should have the chance to vote again on any definitive Brexit agreement to stay in the EU.
Soros has been heavily criticized for his donations of more than £800,000 for pro-EU campaigns.
The pledges included £400,000 for the Better for Britain program, a campaign group founded by Gina Miller, who successfully defeated the government by triggering Article 50 – the letter that officially initiated the Brexit case – without parliamentary consent.
“Most of the damage is felt right now when the EU is in existential crisis, but its attention is diverted to negotiating a separation agreement with Britain. This is a proposed loss, but it can be converted into a win-win situation,” said Soros.
“Ultimately, it is up to the British people to decide what they want to do. It would be better, however, if they came to a decision sooner rather than later. That is the purpose of an initiative called Best for Britain, which she (Miller) and I fought and helped win a meaningful parliamentary vote that includes the option of not going out at all,” he said.
Still, according to the tycoon, “this would be good for Britain, but it would also be good for Europe by rescinding on Brexit and not creating a difficult hole to fill in the European budget.”
“But the British public should express their support for a convincing margin to be taken seriously by Europe,” he added.
The billionaire has been the subject of intense scrutiny, particularly from former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage, who was a leading figure in Britain’s exit from the EU. He warned MEPs in Brussels about Soros’ “truly extraordinary” influence over Brexit. The comments were made after it emerged that Soros injected £ 12.97 billion into the Open Society fund.
“I fear we may be looking at the highest level of international political collusion in history,” Farage told the European Parliament last year. “When we are talking about money overseas, when we are talking about political subversion, when we are talking about collusion, I wonder if we are looking in the wrong place.”
“And I say this because George Soros recently gave the Open Society, of course, campaigns for the freedom of movement of people and supranational structures like the EU, $18 billion, and its influence here and in Brussels is truly extraordinary,” Farage commented.