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‘I won’t butt out’ George Soros blasts ‘tragic mistake’ Brexit in vow to REVERSE divorce

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Mr Soros came under fire last week after it emerged he had donated £400,000, through one of his foundations, to Best for BritainBest for Britain’s CEO Eloise Todd in an editorial said the group has “only one aim – to stop Brexit and do what’s best for Britain”.Mr Soros has made no secret he believes holding the EU referendum was a “fatal error” and the billionaire has renewed his pledge to  fight against the UK’s

decision to leave. Citing his love for  Britain and “democracy” after escaping Nazi Germany, the billionaire blasted Brexit as a “lose-lose proposition both for Britain and for Europe”.He told the Mail: “Prior to Brexit, Britain enjoyed the best of all possible worlds: it was a member of the European Union without adopting the

euro.“Britain, outside Europe, will lose much of its global influence.  “Economically, Britain will suffer because 45 years of successful integration with Europe will go into reverse.“There is no such thing as a friendly divorce.”“To make matters worse, the

divorce process will preoccupy both Britain and Europe for years ahead, when they should be uniting to resist external enemies like Putin’s Russia and resolve the internal contradictions that made some people regard the EU as their

enemy.”According to polling expert Sir John Curtice, the result for a second EU referendum is unlikely to have changed since  Britain voted to leave the Brussel bloc on June 23, 2016.Mr Soros faced huge backlash after it was revealed he donated

thousands of pounds to Best for Britain to thwart Brexit. Co-chair of Brexit-supporting group Leave Means Leave Richard Tice condemned the donation an attempt to “overthrow” the UK Government. Meanwhile, Nigel Farage and independent MEP Steven Woolfe have called for an investigation in the funding from the “foreign banking billionaire”.However, the outspoken businessman hit back at what he described as “toxic personal criticism” against him and has denied accusations that he was “undermining democracy”.He said: “Open society is characterised by calm, rational discussion, free from the toxic, personal criticism we have seen in recent days.“Yet, most damaging of all, I find myself accused of ‘undermining democracy’ – and it is this rather serious charge I would like to address head on.” Declaring to be a “proud supporter” of Best for Britain, he warned the effect of the uncertainty created by Brexit would become “painfully obvious” in the next six months as negotiations entered the “most contentious phase”He said: “I am a proud supporter of Best For Britain, a group that wants Britain to remain a member of the European Union. I consider Brexit a tragic mistake.”Mr Soros also said he believes there is a possibility the UK will seek to rejoin the EU, as the “disillusioned” young people have to “live with the consequences of Brexit for decades ahead”.He added: “The doors of Europe may be open in the future, but if Britain leaves now it will never be able to rejoin the EU on the same favourable terms. “The trend is moving in the right direction“The question is how its momentum can be accelerated so that it reaches a tipping point in the next six to nine months.”Earlier, Best for Britain’s Eloise Todd told the Independent: “Our only aim is to stop Brexit democratically. No one would be more delighted than us if the May government put all options on the table or offered a referendum on the terms of the deal.“For a year now we’ve been focused on securing and winning a meaningful vote in Parliament, which means that all options can be kept on the table including staying in the EU.“We are also open to a second referendum on our membership of the EU.”