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George Soros backs anti-Brexit campaign with £400000 donation

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Melinda Barton | 09 February, 2018, 07:07

The United Kingdom regards the tone of the leaked European Union paper stipulating Brussels' power to restrict the country's access to the single market during the Brexit transition period as inappropriate, raising concern over potentially arbitrary nature of such termination, UK Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Thursday.

U.S. billionaire George Soros foundation donated over £400,000 to reverse the Brexit vote, The Guardian reported.

Soros was reportedly planning to recruit major Tory donors to undermine Theresa May's Brexit negotiations as well.

"The prime minister's position on this matter is clear, the country voted to leave the European Union, that's what we are going to deliver and there won't be a second referendum".

The Telegraph also said that Soros had invited businessman Stephen Peel and former Labour minister Lord Malloch-Brown, among others.

Leading figures in Best for Britain rejected claims that it had devised secret plans. The campaign should "wake the country up and assert that Brexit is not a done deal. That it's not too late to stop Brexit".

A government spokesman told the BBC: "As ministers clearly set out in the House, this is provisional internal analysis, part of a broad ongoing programme of analysis, and further work is in progress".

The business magnate is the founder of the Open Society Foundation (OSF), and made over £1 billion betting against the pound on Black Wednesday, which forced the United Kingdom government to pull it from the European exchange rate mechanism.

In his ruling, the presiding judge said he will ask the European court preliminary questions about what the consequences of a Brexit would be for EU citizenship and the rights which EU citizenship brings.

Huyton said he was "shocked and delighted" with the decision, which he admitted "could throw a spanner in the current Brexit negotiations". The comments were made after it emerged Soros injected $18 billion (£12.97 billion) into the Open Society fund. "I'm very pleased that judges elsewhere are able to separate out political and legal considerations".

Businesses interested in discussing the very latest developments in the Brexit negotiations, and finding out how to prepare for trading conditions once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, should attend the FTA's second Keep Britain Trading Conference, which is to be held in mid-May in central London. "And his influence here and in Brussels is truly extraordinary", Farage said.

"This is a democratic and patriotic effort to recover our future and we welcome support for our efforts from many quarters", he said.

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