MEP claims George Soros push for another UK referendum is pure self-interest

Created on: 31st May 2018

After the Billionaire George Soros claimed that the UK needed to have another referendum, because it was damaging to the economy, not that any recent figures back this statement up, an MEP from UKIP was asked his opinion.

George Soros is a “gambler” with no interest in serving the British public, UKIP MEP David Coburn has said, commenting shortly after it emerged the billionaire philanthropist is backing a bid for a second Brexit referendum.

Speaking to RT’s Polly Boiko, Coburn said: “George Soros made an enormous amount of money out of the crashing of the pound and being involved in the speculating against the pound, and quite frankly I don’t think he did the British public any good at all.

"What's in it for George Soros? He's a gambler, he is an investor. He’s not interested in the welfare of the British or European public. He is interested in making money and if anyone can’t see that I wonder what is wrong with them.

“It seems very obvious to me and it seems very obvious to those with a bit of common sense.”

Coburn's comments came on the same day US-Hungarian Soros said he would be backing pro-EU campaign group Best for Britain’s efforts to hold a second referendum. The vote would be between any final Brexit deal hammered out with Brussels and staying in the EU under current terms.

Speaking during a summit organized by the European Council of Foreign Relations think tank, the financier said: “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. Best for Britain fought for, and helped to win, a meaningful parliamentary vote which includes the option of not leaving at all.

“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. But the British public must express its support by a convincing margin in order to be taken seriously by Europe.”

Posted by David Pilkington

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