CLAIM: Soros-Backed Activists Being Trained to ‘Ruthlessly’ Target MPs to Pressure Them to Reject Brexit
The George-Soros backed Best for Britain group is allegedly training activists to launch “ruthless” attacks on MPs in battleground marginal seats, including encouraging negative stories about them in the local and national press.
The activists are said to be learning how to “press the right buttons” of Members of Parliament to coerce and frighten them into voting against the UK leaving the EU in claims published by the Daily Mail.The newspaper alleges activists will encourage mass letter-writing and calls to MPs’ offices in constituencies where there is a slim majority to give the appearance that there is a wave of support for remaining in the EU and unless MPs reject Brexit processes, they are at risk of losing their seats.
Activists are told: “Like anyone, an MP is worried about keeping their job.
“This is a very personal motivator, and raising uncertainty in their mind about this can have an enormous impact on their actions.”
There is also reportedly a plan to push “bad press” about the MPs to “get to them on a personal level”.
Breitbart London reported Thursday that Best for Britain is working to spend a £5.6 million war chest in the next six months to “stop Brexit”.
They aim to pressure MPs to vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, arguing it is “not what we voted for”, and mobilise unions into convincing the left-wing Labour Party to not back Brexit.“Barnstorming” events have been held in Bangor, Bedford, Dudley, Exeter, Glasgow, and Stirling, with others planned for Canterbury, Reading, and more in Scotland next month, according to the Mail.
One tactic played out this week in Bedford – a constituency where Labour MP Mohammad Yasin has a slim 789 majority – where a “guide to fighting Brexit” was handed out, the booklet allegedly explaining that the intention is to encourage MPs to “come out in support of No Brexit and still win re-election”.
“Conversely, where those MPs will perhaps never support a No Brexit position, it is our job to ruthlessly campaign against them,” it added.
The events organiser, who allegedly previously worked for a MP, said: “We do a lot of work behind the scenes, talking to MPs directly about where their vote is, but at a local level providing a large group of very vocal constituents that they know vote, it can only help tip them over the balance.
“If they see they’ve got a majority in Bedford of 700 and something, so if you can find 800 people to write in, and they know those 800 people vote, that’s their majority gone.”On pushing bad press, the organiser added: “MPs are absolutely certain to read the local paper and the opinions of the local paper and a prominent story in the local paper is definitely going to make them spend an afternoon worrying about how they respond.”
Last month it was revealed that billionaire speculator and open borders advocate George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) has pumped a total of £800,000 into the Best for Britain campaign to push for what OFS’s president Patrick Gaspard called “a meaningful vote on the final Brexit proposal”.
Soros is a vocal opponent of the UK leaving the EU and has links to senior members of the European political elite with leaked documents exposing a network of 226 “reliable allies” in the European Parliament.
Last year, the 87-year-old transferred $18 billion of his own wealth into the OSF and pledged a renewed fight against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism which has been on the rise in the U.S. and Europe after their citizens began to reject globalism at the polls.