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first_imgOpinion Share on Facebook Pinnington 9 10 He’s a mixed up Communist from Italy. next 27 28 | Pick Facebook Share via Email 160 161 24 25 | Pick Facebook Report Read more Reply Since you’re here… Terrorsaur . Report Share Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter 13 Feb 2018 3:32 Share on Facebook The Welsh never get a look in no matter what they do.. Foreign policy Rupert Murdoch 13 Feb 2018 3:24 | Pick Share Snead1Goole 13 Feb 2018 3:15 Share on Facebook Share Share on Messenger Twitter 13 Feb 2018 3:51 | Pick Report 107 108 363 364 13 Feb 2018 3:20 “(I was one)” Uh-huh, Sure you were. Share on Facebook | Pick All Reply Share expanded 27 28 Fishgirl23 2 So, you’re asking whether the Guardian would be talking about his redeeming qualities if he didn’t have them. Can you not see the flaw in your logic? 71 72 Love means never having to say you’re Soros. Don’t hate the player… Reuse this content,View all comments > Report 13 Feb 2018 3:49 362 363 620please Reply Report Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Is it not interesting, Soros donates to vote leave in an open and honest way. Transparent one might say. Then you had the DUP and the dark money that funded Brexit all being carried out behind closed doors. Then we had the investigation by the electoral commission concerning Vote Leave… I don’t remember Daily Mail complain and ridiculing both campaigns. Yes, the illiberal elite of journalism. Well done Mr Soros. Supporting your donation all the way. Twitter Reply Share Dominique2 Share Share on Facebook Share 13 Feb 2018 3:26 Share on Twitter Fishgirl23 Twitter Terrorsaur . Share on Twitter Twitter Share 13 Feb 2018 3:55 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 13 Feb 2018 3:15 206 207 FrogInExil 13 Feb 2018 3:38 editorials | Pick Jazzfunk23 Share on Facebook Share Pinnington Share on Twitter tomper2 | Pick | Pick Take a closer look at the recent coup in the Ukraine and Soros’ plans regarding Naftogaz (Ukrainian state owned oil and gas). 112 113 13 Feb 2018 3:22 Facebook Share rather than those with ulterior and potentially rather malign motives. Report 128 129 Share Facebook | Pick 18 19 Report Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Report Tintenfische Reply 13 Feb 2018 3:45 Share on Twitter 146 147 50 Report | Pick Share 27 28 It’s never too late to say you’re Soros. | Pick 13 Feb 2018 3:31 Report Share Soros means hero. 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Share Report Share Reply Twitter Share on Facebook Support The Guardian 13 Feb 2018 3:29 Twitter George Soros, the billionaire who has been campaigning for the UK to stay in the EU.Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg via Getty Images Report They have the Koch Bros. so we need someone like Soros. | Pick | Pick Facebook Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn BlackBuddha Share on Facebook Reply Share on Facebook Report Twitter DameBettySwallocks 13 Feb 2018 3:25 Mon 12 Feb 2018 13.18 EST Share | Pick Reply Twitter | Pick kennethawest | Pick Facebook 13 Feb 2018 3:36 13 Feb 2018 3:19 Reply Centre_Ground Report | Pick Twitter Facebook ColonelMadder locogogo Report 25 26 4 Facebook I think I’ll remain skeptical when anyone tells me ‘but this billionaire is a good billionaire’. 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Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other 79 80 George Soros “Soros donates to vote leave” ? 20 21 13 Feb 2018 3:23 160 161 Share Reply Share on Facebook 13 Feb 2018 3:11 Facebook Share on Facebook 106 107 Share via Email Twitter Reply DameBettySwallocks tc2011 | Pick Reply Facebook next Facebook Aaron Banks.You know what? I give up. I’ll never get through the bacofoil. unthreaded Twitter Facebook You seem to miss the point, which is that he did it openly and lawfully. The Leave campaign was awash with dark money. Share on Twitter Maybe massive charitable donations absolve you from a lifetime of hawkish behavior to get to the top. Share on Facebook Sign up to our Brexit weekly briefing Share on Twitter Share on Facebook i’m sure i’ve read articles in the guardian criticizing foreigners meddling in UK politics..! bboagcaarltl 1 The spectacle of a really effective philanthropist will always arouse indignation and envy as well as admiration, because the example they set is a slightly shaming one. Beyond that, the particular direction of Mr Soros’s philanthropy implies that his opponents are unreasonable as well as wrong. Naturally this is resented.Yet it is astonishing how consistently right Mr Soros has been, and how seldom on the side of might. The danger and insecurity of his adolescence as a secret Jew in Nazi-occupied Budapest seems to have given him a lasting sympathy for the outsider and the underdog. It also makes utterly unforgiveable the recruitment of antisemitic tropes in the attacks on his policies and his ideas. He has supported drug legalisation, equal marriage, and the rights of the Roma people. All this has been done quite openly and above board. All have required a change of public attitude as well as of legislation. This is also the aim of his efforts on Brexit. Facebook 264 265 Share on Twitter Facebook Report Share on Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter Care to inform us what these are? And don’t the hard line Brexiteers hate Mr Soros with a vengeance, also he is equally hated by many who can’t get their head round somebody doing something which does not involve personal profit (financial or otherwise). They’ll never understand George Soros, with the mind set they have he might as well be from another planet, so because they can’t understand him they falsely demonise and smear him. Fortunately he’s spiritually and morally big enough to rise above it. Share on Twitter Show 1 more reply NickStanford ManUpTheTree Report George Soros is hardly the first billionaire to spend some of his money trying to influence the policies of countries where he does not live or have a vote: the papers that have led the charge against his funding of anti-Brexit organisations are all owned by such men even if none is as rich as he is. And his decision to spend money campaigning for the remain cause should be welcomed. The public gift of another £100,000 to Best for Britain, a campaign group fighting to stay in the EU, could not be a better gesture of defiance at his enemies after he had been accused of masterminding a private campaign for the same end.Mr Soros has for years been the target of organised hate campaigns, often coloured with antisemitism, which seem to go far beyond the hostility aimed at other international power figures. Only Rupert Murdoch enjoys a similar reputation as a sinister manipulator of democratic governments, and he is the target of much less orchestrated loathing.In the US, such men are astonishingly powerful: the examples of Sheldon Adelson or the Koch brothers show that rich men there invest large sums in influence over policy. They operate on the right, and Mr Soros is broadly on the left, although it’s an odd sidelight on the state of politics that a man who made his money in currency speculation should be regarded as a saviour of progressive causes.The origin of his money is significant in as much as it highlights what is really unique about Mr Soros. This isn’t the direction of his political efforts: there are other philanthropist billionaires. But most of them inherited their money. Mr Soros made his by the careful study and exploitation of human irrationality. Then he decided to spend the fruits of his labour on making the world a slightly less irrational place. The contrast with most other rich men, whose political programmes might be summarised as “winner takes more”, could hardly be greater. Share on Twitter Facebook bboagcaarltl Share on Twitter Reply Share on Twitter Share | Pick | Pick 13 Feb 2018 3:20 A very Guardian sort of billionaire. Stuffed John Major and the pound, meddles in support of open immigration all over the place and now funding the remoaners to fight against the British people. Ask yourself what’s in it for Soros? Personally I have a lot more respect for Bill Gates as the best of the 1%, deploying his wealth to help the very poorest, rather than those with ulterior and potentially rather malign motives. 3 NickStanford Facebook Twitter FrogInExil Beyond satire Share What a Soros state of affairs. Share 13 Feb 2018 3:27 Share 3 Twitter Report | Pick European Union Share on Twitter If Pol Pot were to be reincarnated and mouth some Bremain platitudes the Guardian would immediately pronouce him as a much misunderstood man Soros is a rich man who sees that UK membership of the EU keeps him rich Ditto * Cameron* Lord Cowdery* Osborne* Goldman Sachs* Mr “Nick” Clegg Share on Facebook Report misterdorf dogsoldier Jazzfunk23 Share Show 5 more replies Facebook 18 19 Twitter 13 Feb 2018 3:32 77 78 85 86 Share Share Report 16 17 | Pick Facebook Share on Facebook Snead1Goole … | Pick Share on Twitter misterdorf | Pick This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Reply Facebook Facebook Facebook Twitter Share Reply 25 Twitter Reply Report 13 Feb 2018 3:33 Reply 13 Feb 2018 3:10 Share on Facebook comments (456)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. You sound upset. Share Topics Share Show 2 more replies Share on Twitter Twitter 82 83 | Pick Reply An example would be helpful. In terms of hypocrisy, you may like to look at the example of Nigel Farage who assailed Obama for his tentative comments on Brexit ( although Farage then went on to actively interfere in US and Irish politics ( This is the problem with the right and left. HYPOCRISY. Murdoch is the worst person alive according to the left. Soros the worst to those on the right. They’re both awful, interfering scumbags who are very similar. Neither one gives a fig for democracy. People voted leave, get on and learn your lesson. Nope lets moan and moan and moan. Calling everyone a racist who is against immigration? Yep still doing it. Non stop identity politics? Yep still doing it. Try changing and not whingeing, that’s what remain (I was one) need to do. Twitter DameBettySwallocks Reply | Pick … we have a small favour to ask. 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This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share 106 107 | Pick 120 121 Reply 13 Feb 2018 3:22 Reply 13 Feb 2018 3:15 FrogInExil Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook Twitter Reply Share on Facebook 14 15 Twitter Report ManUpTheTree Share on Twitter Facebook Facebook 7 8 So by your logic, Farage, Fox, Johnson, Mogg, Davis, Gove, are servants of the people whose only intention is to serve the British for the common good? Incidentally, bad choice of despot to hold to the light of the right given that the Thatcher administration in ’79/80 sent the SAS, resplendent with landmines to the Thai/Cambodian border to train the remnants of the Khmer Rouge in the gentle art of blowing up their own people, simply because the enemy of the US namely Vietnam had liberated Cambodia from the Asian holocaust. Last count one landmine for every man, woman and child. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick Jack Oliver Well, he still siphons out wealth from communities and packs it into his private accounts or into assets.Good thing is that at least he is trying to give some back. 13 Feb 2018 3:26 George Soros nosecolouredglasses 13 Feb 2018 4:14 Twitter Share on Pinterest Facebook Twitter albinorex Reply Share Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment 11 12 Share on Twitter 13 Feb 2018 3:27 solidcitizen12354 Reply Reply 13 Feb 2018 3:17 Facebook This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. | Pick Facebook Report Share on Facebook Show 2 more replies Twitter Scott B Share on Twitter Share | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter 72 73 Reply Chrispytl 13 Feb 2018 4:30 Snead1Goole Report Reply Who do you think was bankrolling Leave, the Fairy Godmother? Report whathappenednext Facebook 13 Feb 2018 3:26 Report Twitter | Pick Report Reply Share on Twitter Share Reply 1 228 229 citizenJA You’re saying Brexit will make him poorer? So he’s just like most British citizens in that respect. 13 Feb 2018 3:14 | Pick Share Report He epitomes the anti democratic oligopoly currently running the planet with severe consequences for all; I’m no fan of brexit though this guy is on another scale! Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter Reply Reply Twitter Share on Twitter Fishgirl23 Reply Chrispytl What a joke! This guy is a billionaire. He is giving £500k. That’s peanuts, hardly anti democratic. Twitter Reply Opinion 620please Report Nauseating. An exploitative totally ruthless billionaire speculator on the financial markets, but hey he bankrolls Remain so . . Facebook I don’t have a problem with that, if true. 47 48 oldest Peterbedpan Report | Pick Share on Twitter Share solidcitizen12354 Order by oldest Report bboagcaarltl 13 Feb 2018 3:20 4 The hypocrisy of Dacre and the right wing media barons is sickening when they call out Soros for corrupting democracy yet see nothing wrong with entering Downing Street by the back door to ensure the elected government of the day doesn’t step out of line! Reply Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 47 48 londev View more comments | Pick Share tc2011 Share on Facebook 18 19 Report Share Twitter Show 12 more replies solidcitizen12354 Facebook Report Share on Twitter Not like that poor Aaron Banks, eh? Share on Twitter 51 52 Twitter Facebook 4 5 Had he given £500k to VoteLeave, I wonder if The Guardian would be singing his praises? Thought not. he’d be “one of the evil 1%”, just like the rest. Strange how agreement on one issue makes him some kind of working class here…..Not. nosecolouredglasses Twitter 68 69 Email (optional) Share on Facebook | Pick vote leave has enough tax-avoiding offshore-knight donors Reply Reply Share Share on Facebook raffine Report Twitter Brexit Men like Soros are supposed to donate to and facilitate only the “correct” causes. Hence the indignation from those who would kiss his ring if the cash had landed in their account. Also, since when did right-wing newspaper magnates have any moral authority? Share on Facebook Facebook Twitter | Pick Facebook 13 Feb 2018 3:37 Share DameBettySwallocks Share on Facebook nosecolouredglasses Facebook seanser Shares313313 19 20 Share Facebook well let’s just say if other billionaries would be only as bad as this one, the world could be a better place. but you got your murdochs, your trumps, and that guy who decided to up the AIDS medicine’s price by a few thousand percent… you know the type. | Pick Well he’s not as rich as Gates but he did spend $1billion setting up the central Europe University. | Pick Share Twitter 13 Feb 2018 3:25 Report 13 Feb 2018 3:25 27 28 Many billionaires try to influence the politics of countries that aren’t their own. Most do so by stealth but George Soros is open – and usually right Centre_Ground Led by men such as Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg. Pull the other one, it’s got a donation on the end of it. Share Share 13 Feb 2018 3:28 Share on Facebook Reply Report the rebellion of the English working-class against the super-rich Twitter Report tc2011 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Really? as nice as the bloke is, you mean to say that he is THE best of the 1%? THE best? c’mon, get real. Bill Gates gave $4.6 billion in Microsoft shares (his own money) to eradicate malaria and other diseases from the world…just saying As much as I welcome any support to combat and prevent what I see as the worst and most stupid decision of our generation, lets not get carried away with messiah making here… Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Report Fishgirl23 albinorex Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Reply Twitter Share on Twitter Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.27 EST Article 50 Share Liberclown Report Comments 456 Show 2 more replies Facebook | Pick 13 Feb 2018 3:20 I am glad he’s made the donation. It helps solidify the fact that the referendum result rightly symbolised the rebellion of the English working-class against the super-rich, the corporations and internationalist ‘citizens of nowhere’. Having won the referendum, its important we mainteam our underdog spirit against the establishment and this donation will help with that. Share on Facebook Facebook 33 34 Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 13 Feb 2018 3:35 Share Share Twitter Share on Facebook Share Share on Facebook Report 32 33 Share on Facebook Share Twitter Antonio Acuña skowiak Share on Twitter Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter EndaFlannel | Pick Thought not. he’d be “one of the evil 1%”, just like the rest. 13 Feb 2018 3:12 Show 14 more replies Report Reply Billionaires like brickies are just as likely to be good as anyone else, such bigotry newest | Pick Report Share on Facebook | Pick DavidCardiff He isn’t buying influence. If he was doing that he would be a Tory party donor. recommendations Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Report Share Reply 25 26 Report Report | Pick Share on Facebook misterdorf 60 61 227 228 95 96 I suspect the Guardian does not stand for the things you or I wish it did. A quick read through the opinion articles is normally enough to confirm that. Pinnington Reply Share on Twitter Facebook That’s OK – I got a chuckle out of it! Report ManUpTheTree Share on Facebook The Guardian view on George Soros: the best of the 1% Facebook Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Report Reply Twitter 13 Feb 2018 3:26 The vast majority of the shadowy elite do back Brexit – but keep telling yourself you are part of some peasants revolt if you must ColonelMadder Share on Facebook Share Surrey seems to be the hardest word. ColonelMadder Twitter Jazzfunk23 Terrorsaur . Reply Share on Facebook 2 Editorial 13 Feb 2018 4:34 13 Feb 2018 3:14 Share on Facebook Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. 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