Billionaire investor George Soros has given hundreds of thousands of pounds to a pro-European Union campaign aimed at stopping the U.K. leaving the political and economic bloc, according to media reports.
The Best for Britain campaign, which advocates staying in the EU and stopping Brexit, has been given more than £400,000 ($550,000) of funding by Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF), according to The Guardian and The Telegraph newspapers.
Unnamed sources told The Guardian that the six-figure sum had been given to the campaign by the OSF since the June 2017 election. The Foundation was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.
The paper quoted the campaign’s chairman, Lord Malloch-Brown, as stating that the foundation had, “along with other major donors, also made significant contributions to our work. Indeed, through his foundations he has contributed £400,000.”
Meanwhile, The Telegraph — whose report was co-authored by Prime Minister Theresa May’s former joint chief …