Brexit: Speech week and the return of George Soros

http://www.dw.com/en/brexit-diaries-27-speech-week-and-the-return-of-george-soros/a-42556824

Theresa May and her ministers are aiming to heal Tory divisions with a series of speeches. Meanwhile, George Soros was hounded on Brexit in the UK press and the EU’s chief negotiator has issued a stern warning to London.

This will be the great week of speeches. Whether they will be great speeches remains to be seen but this oratory excess is meant to heal Tory divisions about Brexit. This is mission impossible before anybody in London has even opened their mouth. A civil war in the Conservative Party about nationalism, Britishness, immigration and other intractable notions cannot be ended by a couple of speeches. Hatred runs deep and it is tribal. In the end the political landscape will be devastated and nothing will be solved.

One winner in the upcoming war of words, however, is already known. Among the ministers slated to talk this week, including Prime Minister Theresa May, Boris Johnson is the only talented speaker. The foreign minister will preach to the nation about optimism and hope, one of his aides announced. Viewers can expect a number of learned quotations, soaring rhetoric and lots of “alternative facts.” Boris earned a reputation for never letting the truth get in the way of a good story way back when he was a young journalist in Brussels. And Brexit is Boris’ biggest story to date.

Last week billionaire investor George Soros gave 400,000 pounds (€450,000, $550,000) to the anti-Brexit group “Best for Britain.” This should be not particularly noteworthy, as the Leave campaign had received over 24 million pounds from some of Britain’s richest people: Among them right-wing UK Independence Party financier Arron Banks, investment billionaire Peter Hargreaves and hedge fund manager Crispin Odey. The ultra-rich detest the European Union, probably because its rules impede their quest to become even richer.

So what is a few hundred thousand from Soros? The finance tycoon is of Hungarian and Jewish descent and that seems to change everything. When Nick Timothy, former adviser to Theresa May, kicked off a campaign in Brexit-supporting newspaper The Telegraph, a heated debate ensued over whether or not he had used anti-Semitic tropes, prompting comparisons with the smear campaign against Soros in Hungary.

Hungarian Prime Minsiter Viktor Orban clearly uses the EU and Soros as punching bags and an excuse for his increasingly right-wing radical politics. But British headlines triggered by Soros’ donation did not fall far short in venom, either: “Man who ‘broke Bank of England’ backing secret plot to thwart Brexit” wrote The Telegraph, which described him as a “rich gambler … accused of meddling in nation’s affairs.” And the Daily Mail called it “tainted money.” So why is Soros’ money more tainted than that of other, Brexit-supporting billionaires? The suspicion is all too obvious.

Soros, however, is not defeated that easily. Instead, he donated another 100,000 pounds to “Best for Britain” and in the Mail on Sunday deplored “the toxic attacks” against him and his foundation. Welcome to the wonderful new world of global Britain after Brexit.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/418353-george-soros-russia-brexit/

You’d have to have a real sense of humor failure not to laugh. The news that US billionaire Soros donated £400k to an anti-Brexit group came on the day that YouTube said they found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit.

Repeat After Me (with robotic arm movements): “Unproven Russian involvement in Brexit – terrible! Impose more sanctions on Moscow! A £400k check from an American billionaire for an anti-Brexit campaigning group – that’s no problem; it’s helping our democracy!”

You don’t have to own a brand new £999 state-of-the art Hypocrisy Detector from Harrods, to pick up on the double standards. Just having a few functioning brain cells and thinking for yourself will do. For months in the UK we’ve been bombarded with Establishment-approved conspiracy theories – peddled in all the ’best’ newspapers – that Russia somehow ‘fixed’ Brexit. Getting Britain to leave the EU was all part of a cunning plot by Vladimir Putin, aka Dr. Evil, to weaken Europe and the ‘free world.’

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george is back and hes spending more money..this time hes pushing a brexit exit so to speak..as in..exit the brexit..

hes not using a lot of money by his standards but that can soon change..i call that attempting to influencing a foreign government..others ignore it..starnge eh?

“The news that US billionaire Soros donated £400k to an anti-Brexit group came on the day that YouTube said they found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit.”

lol..

“Last week billionaire investor George Soros gave 400,000 pounds (€450,000, $550,000) to the anti-Brexit group “Best for Britain.” This should be not particularly noteworthy, as the Leave campaign had received over 24 million pounds from some of Britain’s richest people: Among them right-wing UK Independence Party financier Arron Banks, investment billionaire Peter Hargreaves and hedge fund manager Crispin Odey. The ultra-rich detest the European Union, probably because its rules impede their quest to become even richer.

incorrect statement from an obviously biased article..the ultra rich love amalgamations and consolidations..much more easier to manipulate..

“So what is a few hundred thousand from Soros? The finance tycoon is of Hungarian and Jewish descent and that seems to change everything.”

oh..the anti-semite card is being played..

401

~ by seeker401 on February 14, 2018.

2 Responses to “Brexit: Speech week and the return of George Soros”

  1. article, “The ultra-rich detest the European Union, probably because its rules impede their quest to become even richer.”

    seeker, “incorrect statement from an obviously biased article..the ultra rich love amalgamations and consolidations..much more easier to manipulate..”

    Good catch seeker. I did not catch that when I read the article, but you are right.

    The hypocrisy is mind-blowing. Russia is influencing, but when Soros, a foreigner, is – pin drop. Interesting how some things are going well. Soros is being hounded around the world in various places, and the sexual assaults hit Oxfam.

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