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Thu Feb 08 12:59:13
George Soros is reportedly backing a campaign to stop Brexit
Holly Ellyatt | @HollyEllyatt
Published 7 Hours Ago Updated 5 Hours Ago

Billionaire investor George Soros has given hundreds of thousands of pounds to a pro-European Union campaign aimed at stopping the U.K. leaving the political and economic bloc, according to media reports.

The Best for Britain campaign, which advocates staying in the EU and stopping Brexit, has been given more than £400,000 ($550,000) of funding by Soros' Open Society Foundation (OSF), according to The Guardian and The Telegraph newspapers.

Unnamed sources told The Guardian that the six-figure sum had been given to the campaign by the OSF since the June 2017 election. The Foundation was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.

The paper quoted the campaign's chairman, Lord Malloch-Brown, as stating that the foundation had, "along with other major donors, also made significant contributions to our work. Indeed, through his foundations he has contributed £400,000."

Meanwhile, The Telegraph — whose report was co-authored by Prime Minister Theresa May's former joint chief of staff — said that Soros was one of three major donors to the campaign. The newspaper said it planned to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which the campaign hoped would lead to a second referendum which could potentially keep Britain in the EU.

Soros is famously known as the "man who broke the Bank of England" for betting against the pound in 1992 on what became known as "Black Wednesday," forcing the British government to withdraw the currency from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

Last year, Soros suggested the U.K. may never leave the European Union if the bloc reforms itself while Brexit negotiations are taking place.

Thu Feb 08 13:10:44
B-b-but are those funds being used to make social media sock accounts? Put it in an intel memo!
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu Feb 08 13:15:21

He is a busy little devil. Last I heard he was dead set on wrecking FOX News, which is not in danger at the moment I believe.

Thu Feb 08 15:13:44
The only devil here is you, Hot Rod, and you know it.
Thu Feb 08 15:22:25
1. Not a foreign govt.
2. Not in an election period so legal
3. Reported and logged and transparent.

Completely different then from a foreign govt (or private sector) ploughing unreported funds into electioneering via an astroturf campaign where those targeted are not even aware that it's political advertising and campaigning.

Thu Feb 08 15:24:33
Also Soros holds a British passport, so not foreign.

Or did you mean "jewish"?
Thu Feb 08 15:49:06
"via an astroturf campaign where those targeted are not even aware that it's political advertising and campaigning."

Thu Feb 08 15:50:07
Cuckservatives are so monumentally retarded.
Thu Feb 08 15:50:07
Cuckservatives are so monumentally retarded.
Thu Feb 08 15:50:48
Look how Forwyn has no logical response so he has to resort to group-think and a meme.
Thu Feb 08 15:59:13
1. Soros is more powerful than many countries on the planet. But sure, let's make this not-at-all arbitrary distinction.
2. No, he just wants to cause the government to dissolve and trigger a new election. That's fine.
3. You really think the average end user is going to know that the ad he's seeing on Facebook was brought to him by George Soros? Disclosure is not the important part here.

"Also Soros holds a British passport, so not foreign.

Or did you mean "jewish"?"

That last part is self evident. But wikipedia said he was only a citizen on Hungary and the US.
Thu Feb 08 17:01:18
1. citizens and residents have political rights in our law, foreign govts don't.

2. So, basically, entirely normal political aims that any citizen or resident can pursue as political activism, provided they do so openly. Restrictions come into play only during campaigns.

3. Yes, any political advert during campaigns needs to indicate as such and spending is regulated by the electoral commission. The affiliation has to be on the add itself. If he isn't abiding by the regulations, complain then. This is a far cry from Mercer funneling gifts in kind to UKIP though provision of millions of quid in analytical services, undeclared, in the middle of the election campaign. Or Ukip engaging in a social media advertising campaign during the election where the targets were not aware that the content was advertising. Or Russia engaging in what amounts to a huge political advertising campaign where the targets.

All three of those are illegal and obviously so. The first two break funding laws and transparency requirements. The last is the definition of subversion.

George Soros is merely conducting a political campaign in the open. He is doing nothing that any political party could do. Hell, it is the actual job of opposition parties to campaign for the dissolution of the govt. And there's nothing wrong with campaigning for a referendum. UKIP did for years, bankrolled by James Goldsdmith.

Google Soros nationality, Google says USA, UK, Hungary. The guy lived here for decades. Wiki clearly inaccurate.
Thu Feb 08 17:05:50
Best for Britain is registered with the electoral commission. It's website disclaimers are in line.

And that's probably where the telegraph found they got 400k from Soros - financial reports do electoral commission.

Lol at shadowy and secret.
Sam Adams
Thu Feb 08 19:29:43

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele

Warner wrote that he would "rather not have a paper trail" of his messages.
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