by Graham Pierrepoint
Brexit has been the bane of many a British citizen even before it’s gotten started – UK readers and viewers have been exposed to all manner of speculation and discussion on the country’s forthcoming removal from the European Union for almost two years now, and while what has been referred to as the will of the people is still being kept in plain sight, there have been a number of setbacks to prime Minister Theresa May’s initial proposal for a ‘Hard Brexit’. A number of Parliamentary defeats and highly-publicised disagreements on the European stage appear to have put Brexit on a wobbly path – and while the PM looks set to still carry out the move early in 2019, it seems that there are still a few people invested in reversing the motion altogether – over concerns that it will do irreparable harm to the UK in terms of business, economy and its political affiliations.
Hungarian businessman and noted philanthropist billionaire George Soros is fully behind the latest high-profile campaign to try and stop Brexit in its tracks, a movement called Best For Britain – as he has donated a tidy sum of £500,000 (over $664,000) to the pressure group, which had previously fought for a further vote on whether or not Parliament would have an ultimate say in the final deal. That action was successful – and Soros is passionate about Britain finding its way out of the Brexit debacle.
Speaking to the European Council on Foreign Relations, Soros was more than open about how he felt about Brexit’s potential future impact on the world at large. “Brexit is an immensely damaging process, harmful to both sides,” he stated. “Ultimately, it’s up to the British people to decide what they want to do – it would be better, however, if they came to a decision sooner rather than later. That’s the goal of an initiative called ‘the Best for Britain’ – which I support.”
“(The group) fought for – and helped to win – a meaningful Parliamentary vote which includes the option of not leaving at all,” Soros pointed. “This would be good for Britain, but would also render Europe a great service by rescinding Brexit and not creating a hard-to-fill-hole in the European budget.”
With Soros stating that Best for Britain would soon be pushing to produce a manifesto to engage with the electorate shortly, can Brexit actually be reversed?
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