Electoral Commission hits Soros-funded Best for Britain with fine
Billionaire globalist George Soros’ anti-Brexit group has been hit with fines over failing to disclose how it allocated funds used to disrupt the British EU Referendum.
Soros’ ‘Best for Britain’ group, that’s known for organizing violent protests against Britain leaving the European Union, has been fined by the Electoral Commission.
In May of this year, the group was behind a heavily funded campaign to demand a second Brexit vote that saw protestors flood UK streets demanding the original vote was overturned.
Soros launched his manifesto on June 8, that includes a campaign to secure a second referendum on whether the U.K. should leave the EU, and a roadmap for stopping Brexit.
In a speech at the European Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank Soros helped found, the billionaire said that “Best for Britain fought for, and helped to win, a meaningful parliamentary vote which includes the option of not leaving at all.”
“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,” he continued.
Soros explained that “Brexit is an immensely damaging process, harmful to both sides.”
While he acknowledged that “it’s up to the British people to decide what they want to do,” he pointed out that “it would be better…if they came to a decision sooner rather than later.”
Soros-funded groups such as violent anti-Trump leftists Antifa, or anti-Putin Femen, are known for inciting rallies using paid protestors to exaggerate the issue.
Now, Soros’ anti-Brexit group Best for Britain, once fronted by Gina Miller, was given two separate fines by the Electoral Commission for covering up donations and refusing to show how funds were used to disrupt the Brexit vote.
According to the election watchdog, the group has been charged for:
“Failing to return an impermissible donation and to deliver an accurate spending return”
For the excessively funded Best for Britain, any monetary sum the organization will be hit with will be merely water off a duck’s back.
The group’s chairman Lord Malloch Brown is worth an estimated £1.5 billion, and multi-billionaire Soros once profited to the tune of £1 billion betting against British markets during an economic downturn.
Last week @BestForBritain blasted Vote Leave for an incorrect spending return, saying: “it is time for them to admit the campaign was dodgy. They need to apologise.”
Today Best for Britain have been fined by the Electoral Commission for an incorrect spending return in 2017.
— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) July 24, 2018
— Electoral Commission (@ElectoralCommUK) July 24, 2018
Mainstream Network reports: It will, however, call into question the legitimacy of a party who were very keen to call for a second referendum on the basis similar fines were handed to pro-Brexit groups in May.
A spokesperson for the group said:
“The Brexit campaigns cheated.
“This is a fact.
“Brexit was voted through on a tiny majority by a campaign that broke the rules.
“The people need their final say on Brexit in a fair vote.
“The Electoral Commission has fined the official Vote Leave campaign as well as Arron Banks’ Leave.EU campaign for breaking referendum campaigning rules.
“The referendum was not won fairly, and it’s another reason to demand a people’s vote – one that’s run fairly.”
Best for who?
The group became national news back in late February when Soros invited a raft of millionaires and billionaires into a plush central London house to discuss overturning the referendum result.
The anti-democrats have argued ever since that both sides of the Brexit debate should welcome a second poll in less than three years to finally settle the question of Britain’s membership of the EU and said that the issue was diverting time and energy from other political concerns.
“Give us a straight choice between your deal on the best terms you can get or decide to stay in now we see the costs of leaving,” said Mark Malloch Brown, the group’s chairman, at an event in London this summer.
“The people instructed the government to negotiate a withdrawal from the EU, now the government owes people an answer: what terms have you got, are we going to be worse or better off?”
Best for Britain said a referendum could be held in early 2019 and the EU would allow Britain to have a second referendum as late as February or March.
‘Need for transparency’
A spokesperson for the Electoral Commission said:
“The reporting requirements are clear, so it is always disappointing when parties or campaigners fail to report, report late or inaccurately.
“It’s vital that voters are given an opportunity to see accurate and full reportable data on what parties spend money on in order to influence them at elections and referendums.
“This provides transparency in the political finance system and is open for anyone to scrutinize.
“The Commission will continue to enforce these requirements on all parties and campaigners to ensure voters have the information they need.”