Billionaire George Soros Is Backing a Massive Campaign for a Second Brexit Vote. But Does It Stand a Chance?
By Natasha Bach 7:08 AM EDT
Brexit won’t happen if billionaire philanthropist George Soros has anything to say about it.
Soros announced Tuesday that Best For Britain, a campaign to secure a second referendum on whether the U.K. should leave the EU, will launch its ‘manifesto’ on June 8. The manifesto will reportedly include a roadmap for stopping Brexit.
Well, a “manifesto”, how 1930s… Wonder where he got the idea… Mein Kampf or Marx? I’m always a bit worried by Europeans with a lust for power issuing “manifestos”…
The campaign, which was created by Gina Miller last year, has already received millions of pounds in donations according to The Guardian, including £500,000 (approx. $663,000) from Soros. It aims to persuade members of parliament to require a new referendum on the final withdrawal deal. In order to do so, it will focus on engaging with voters, and Brussels as well.
So how much public opinion (and one presumes, votes) can a Billionaire buy? Expect a “bums rush” of advertising and “organizing”…
In a speech at the European Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank Soros helped found, the billionaire said that “Best for Britain fought for, and helped to win, a meaningful parliamentary vote which includes the option of not leaving at all.”
So the weasel was behind the move to bypass the people with a big leverage of parliament. Wonder how much that cost? Might be interesting to look at “contributions” and “actions” around that time to see who was
“But the British public must express its support by a convincing margin in order to be taken seriously by Europe. That’s what the Best for Britain is aiming for by engaging the electorate,” he continued.
Oh, I see. A “yes” vote was not convincing but a “no” vote will be convincing. Got it. Heads I win, tails we flip again…
Soros explained that “Brexit is an immensely damaging process, harmful to both sides.” While he acknowledged that “it’s up to the British people to decide what they want to do,” he pointed out that “it would be better…if they came to a decision sooner rather than later.”
One might be excused for thinking that the people HAD already “come to a decision” and that it was over a year ago. But now we know that wasn’t a “decision”, that was a call for a “do over” of the vote… /sarc;
Despite supporting the U.K. remaining in the EU, Soros did concede that the EU is facing “an existential crisis,” due in no small part to the ongoing political crisis in Italy. He therefore argued that “the EU needs to transform itself into an association which nations like Britain would want to join.”
So the Italians have seen how damaging this is for them, too, and are edging toward an escape from the EU shackles and his answer is to
put lipstick on this pig “transform” the EU to make it look prettier to the Italians.
IMHO, he’s a manipulative SOB who is interested in non-democratic political organizations to: do to the people what they need (in his opinion) but don’t want. Nice paternalism there Soros… and thinks democracy is great as long as you get to apply enough money to get the ‘right’ outcome…
Britain needs to find a way to eject Soros AND his manipulative “Foundations” from their political process. By my count now we’ve had 3 nations already do so. India, Hungary, and Russia.
Open Society Foundations Withdraws from Hungary After Orban’s ‘Repressive’ Anti-Soros Crackdown
by Virginia Hale 15 May 2018
Globalist billionaire George Soros’s international grantmaking network is closing its Hungary office and will relocate to Germany in response to the government’s crackdown on foreign-funded NGOs.
“Faced with an increasingly repressive political and legal environment in Hungary, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) are moving their Budapest-based international operations and staff to the German capital, Berlin,” the network confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.
The decision to shut down operations in Hungary comes as Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “prepares to impose further restrictions on nongovernmental organisations through what it has branded its ‘Stop Soros’ package of legislation”, according to the statement.
Hitting out at the proposals, which would tax foreign NGO income and clamp down on so-called civil society efforts to promote illegal immigration, OSF President Patrick Gaspard blasted Budapest for “using tactics unprecedented in the history of the European Union” to “denigrate” and “repress” the group’s work.
As well as bemoaning “burdensome” transparency requirements on funding from abroad, the group registered its particular anger over measures in the package invoking national security interests, such as rules which would require NGOs working with asylum seekers to be licensed by the government.
We all know how “burdensome” it can be to be
exposed required to report who’s your Sugar Daddy… Another video report I saw said Soros had transferred $18 Billion to his Foundations (the bulk of his wealth) so as to assure these manipulations continue long after his passing.
Pointing to recent meetings in Brussels between the Hungarian-born financier and high-level EU representatives, the government has said it is “crystal clear” that Soros remains committed to subverting politics, including his goal of flooding Europe with third world migrants, despite a landslide victory for Fidesz earlier this year giving a massive mandate to the party to stop plans to make the nation “multicultural”.
So now you know what a few $Billion can buy in the way of destruction of nations and national character. Soros wants you to have a few Million non-nationals with little skill other than killing and bomb making and no connection to your language, history, and values; well then, you will by God take them.
Looks like his recruitment and propaganda operation may need to re-candle to somewhere he controls more as well:
Liberal Hungarian university warns Viktor Orbán could force it abroad
Michael Ignatieff of Budapest-based Central European University says institution has been left in limbo after Viktor Orbán questioned its legal status
Central European University is prepared to move its base of operations out of Hungary if the government of Viktor Orbán does not sign a deal to legalise its status soon, its rector has said.
“We can’t go into another academic year like this. We’re in a holding pattern but it’s not going to go on too much longer,” said Michael Ignatieff, CEU’s rector and a former liberal politician in his native Canada, in an interview at the CEU campus in Budapest.
See, despite claims that it is based in Budapest, it is legally chartered in the USA. (New York, IIRC). So it is legally a foreign University in Hungary. The “horrible” thing Hungary is doing? Requiring that if almost every single part of your operation is in Hungary, you register as a Hungarian University with a Hungarian charter and subject to a little bit of local inspection and local laws. Basically, closing the door on the end-run around EU / Hungarian law by having a dummy headquarters in a soft legal location abroad.
I found this bit precious:
The Budapest-based university is often seen as a bastion of liberalism, where thousands of students from across central Europe and the former Soviet Union have a received a world-class education in English over the past two decades.
The reality is more that it’s a great way for Soros to recruit and indoctrinate a large body of “useless idiots” to his cause while issuing them papers to get entre to sources of income and control via his diplomas. Think of it as his “Minions” factory. (At least, that’s my opinion.)
Hungary’s new parliament is expected to pass the so-called “Stop Soros” legislation in the coming weeks. The bill is targeted at what the government claims is a campaign by the Hungarian-born American financier George Soros to undermine the country and promote immigration. Civil society groups say it will make the work of NGOs dealing with migration issues impossible.
IMHO, a few dozen more countries need to do just that too. Soros’s goal is nothing less than the destruction of your nations and replacing them with his vision of a One World Grey Goo of Minions.
But that’s just my opinion… I could be wrong. (For example, he may want everyone to just die… as in “No, Mr. Bond, I want you to die.” Evil manipulative villains can be like that some times.)