‘If first you do not succeed try and try again. After this, cheat.’
Every four years or so we’re offered the chance to stick or twist. For six long weeks we’re promised the earth, and then when all is said and done, we return to normality.
Deals are struck behind closed doors, governments break pledges, manage issues, lose votes, win votes, introduce legislation.
And then four years later we go again.
June 2016 was different.
A 50-year national debate centred round a 70-year project; devised after the continent had seen two-world wars came to the surface.
One vote, one question, one clear direction for the government to pursue.
It was, we were told a decision that would not only affect the nation’s direction, but the future of our children and indeed, our children’s children.
It was a ‘once in-a-lifetime’ vote, it was anything but normal.
18 months on and with negotiations in full swing it has emerged that Hungarian/American billionaire George Soros isn’t happy with the democratic procedure.
The man dubbed ‘the breaker of the Bank of England’ after profiting to the tune of one billion betting on Britain’s economic misfortune in 1992, has pledged to reverse Brexit before 2019.
The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide advertising campaign this month, which they hope will lead to a second referendum to keep Britain in the EU.
The campaign is trying to recruit major Tory donors in an attempt to undermine Theresa May.
— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) February 7, 2018
It also plans to target MPs and convince them to vote against the final Brexit deal to trigger another referendum or general election, according to a strategy document leaked from a meeting of the group.
The campaign will begin this month, with ‘Momentum-style rallies’ planned which will, ‘heavily target the youth vote.’
17.4 million versus 26 billion
The Brexit vote saw 17.4 million people vote to leave the EU.
Soros has a cool 26 billion burning his pockets.
The government and the entire nation now has a clear decision to take. Does the biggest vote in our history become secondary to a European born banker who is willing to pay to get what he wants.
Anti-Brexit billionaire George Soros has had regular meetings with EU officials.
Here he is with Juncker – EU politics in action: big money and unaccountable ‘Presidents’.
— Michael Heaver (@Michael_Heaver) February 8, 2018
If Soros’ money offsets Brexit, it will be the end of the democratic procedure as we know it.
Brexit was clear. In or out. Out won.
It has to be the duty of those who respect democracy to defend this outcome.
Otherwise we become nothing more than pawns in a rich mans game – a game which purports to offer us choice, as long as the choice is agreed upon by those at the top.