Billionaire investor George Soros is to pump another £100,000 into campaign group Best for Britain to accelerate his effort to stop Brexit after he came under heavy criticism for interfering in the democratic will of the people, it has been revealed.
The move comes after it was reported that Mr Soros was donating £400,000 to the campaign group to stop withdrawal from the EU.
Best for Britain has now revealed Mr Soros’s OFS Foundation has also pledged to match crowd-funding to the campaign of up to £100,000.
Soros pledged to accelerate his campaign to stop Brexit within six months and warned the EU would not take seriously a narrow win to stay in a second referendum, according to report.
He said: “A mere reversal of the 52:48 majority for Brexit is not enough.
“The majority for staying would have to be significantly larger to convince Europe that Britain’s attitude towards Europe has fundamentally changed and its decision deserves to be taken seriously.
“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.”
Soros is one of the world’s richest men and made a billion dollars betting against sterling on Black Wednesday in 1992.