LONDON (Reuters) – Billionaire investor George Soros has donated £400,000 to a campaign for influencing British lawmakers to vote against a final Brexit deal, its director said yesterday amid accusations of a “plot to thwart Brexit”.
“Through his foundations he has contributed £400,000 (453,000 euros, $555,000),” said former minister Mark Malloch-Brown, chairman of Best for Britain, which advocates for the country to remain in the EU.
The Daily Telegraph, a staunchly pro-Brexit newspaper, said Soros’s “campaign to overturn Brexit” was planning nationwide adverts this month “which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU.”
But Malloch-Brown defended the campaign, saying it was “perfectly reasonable” that Members of Parliament should have a chance to think again about going ahead with Brexit.
“There are a lot of people out there who are frustrated. A majority of MPs are still Remainers and yet are about to vote for anything between a hard and a soft Brexit.”