Pro-EU campaign secures £400,000 from George Soros

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A push group fighting to keep the UK in the EU has received £400,000 from billionaire investor George Soros.

Mr Soros take off his donation to Best for Britain through one of his foundations.

The Daily Telegraph says the organize will launch advertising later this month to rally patent opinion and convince MPs to vote against the final Brexit deal.

Richest for Britain chairman Lord Malloch-Brown, a former Labour minister, articulate Mr Soros was a “valued” supporter but small donors had contributed more.

Mr Soros, a Hungarian-born US city-dweller, made a fortune in 1992 betting against sterling on Black Wednesday, operative then-PM John Major to take the pound out of the European Exchange Status Mechanism.

He has previously suggested it was possible that the UK would apply to rejoin the European Agreement soon after Brexit.

According to the Telegraph, the donation was made at the end of ones tether with Mr Soros’s Open Society Foundation

Best for Britain was co-founded by Gina Miller, who selected the UK government to court in 2016 over its triggering of the Article 50 process to adieu to the EU. A judge ruled Parliament must give its consent before Theresa May can start ceremonious talks on the terms of the UK’s exit. Mrs Miller left Best for Britain continue June.

Lord Malloch-Brown confirmed Mr Soros’s contribution but said some of the drive’s other major donors had given more.

He added Best for Britain had chased rules governing financial contributions.

He said: “We have never concealed our agenda; we have been campaigning hard to win a meaningful vote on Brexit, which we did, and to sustenance all options on the table, including staying in the European Union.”

He said the stand was a “democratic and patriotic effort to recover our future and we welcome support for our works from many quarters”.

The involvement of Mr Soros was reported in the Daily Telegraph in a narrative co-written by Theresa May’s former chief of staff Nick Timothy.

In an article in the dossier, Mr Timothy maintained the objective of the campaign was “to convince MPs to vote against the extent Theresa May negotiates with Brussels, regardless of its content”.

He said: “Malloch-Brown and his benefactors believe that, if Parliament rejects the Brexit deal, the government commitment fall, and Brexit can then be stopped.”

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