Billionaire George Soros has issued a warning to his detractors, claiming the campaign for a second referendum will begin in the ‘next few days.’
During a speech in Paris, the Hungarian-born businessman claimed Brexit was a ‘national disaster.’
He told the summit: “Most of the damage is felt right now when the European Union is in an existential crisis, but its attention is diverted to negotiating a separation agreement with Britain.
“That’s a lose-lose proposition, but it could be converted into a win-win situation.
“Divorce will be a long process, probably taking more than five years. Five years is an eternity in politics, especially in revolutionary times like the present.”
He 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.
“That’s what the Best for Britain is aiming for by engaging the electorate. It will publish its manifesto in the next few days.”