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Gina Miller, a campaigner and activist who successfully delivered a legal claim to establish the triggering of Brexit before parliament, has denied speculations that she is being backed by George Soros, a billionaire hedge fund veteran.
The knock-back of Miller on the claims that Soros may likely be the deep pockets that are behind her recent campaigns came as reports surfaced today that the billionaire had made a donation amounting to £400,000 to Best for Britain, an anti-Brexit group.
Miller was the founder of Best for Britain. However, today she said that she had turned her back from the group after she and the team at the group “executed a highly successful tactical voting campaign and youth and female voter engagement initiatives.”
In a statement, Miller said: “Contrary to misleading media reports published earlier today; I have absolutely no relationship with, or involvement in the work of, Best for Britain.
“One of the greatest failures, and sadnesses, of the whole Brexit era has been the lack of transparency about key players’ motivations, agendas and activities and incompleteness of information that is placed in the public domain.
“I encourage Best for Britain, and all those keen to play their part in the Brexit debate, to be open and honest about what they stand for, whom they represent and by whom they are funded.”
Miller separately informed reporters that claims that Soros was baking some of her latest work were “ridiculous,” and that she entirely depends on her own funds and the pro bono work of some other professionals.
Miller is presently battling the government over a £1bn payment that it promised to the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland when the Conservatives lost their majority in the General Election of last year. Miller contests that under the constitution of the United Kingdom, such an unusual payment should have been established before the parliament – and has informed reporters that she is ready to take the said case to a judicial review.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is also in the crosshairs of Miller over the role of the agency in the implementation of significant new market regulations.
Miller is expected to present the FCA with a series of instances where the newly introduced second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) has been rejected by investment companies, which are not complying with the rules on fee transparency, and has said that she will seek legal action against the regulator if it fails to outline more prescriptively what the firms must do.