Wednesday, 19 April 2017 12:11

Asset firm boss starts ‘biggest tactical voting drive ever’

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The founder of an asset manager business is part of a group aiming for the “biggest tactical voting drive ever” in order to “stop extreme Brexit”.

The campaign is reportedly led by SCM Private creator Gina Miller, who spearheaded a successful legal challenge to the Supreme Court to challenge the government's Brexit strategy.

Today, she announced a £10,000 fundraising drive to spur on tactical voters in June's general election.

A dedicated web page for the campaign said: “The future of our country is in the people’s hands.

“Time is short: we have just a few weeks to raise this money and fight for Britain’s best interests.

“Together we can help deliver the most significant tactical vote this country has ever seen.”

The page stated: “We are launching a tactical vote campaign, aiming to ensure the final vote on the Brexit deal is a real one; one that is best for Britain.

“We need to prevent MPs and the people being forced into an Extreme Brexit that is not in Britain’s best interests.

“We will support candidates who campaign for a real final vote on Brexit, including rejecting any deal that leaves Britain worse off.”

The GoFundMe page stated that is formed by a “group of campaigners and public-minded people who are crowdfunding to get people to use their vote tactically”.

They pledged to spend the money to back candidates who pledge to support “a full and free vote on the Brexit deal”.

The group pledged to:
- Support parliamentary candidates who commit to keeping the options open for the British people.
- Fight to make the Brexit deal process transparent, honest and democratic.
- Tour marginal seats to make sure the next Government has “no mandate to destroy our rights and our relationship with Europe”.

Ms Miller’s challenge to the government's decision to trigger Article 50 without a vote in the House of Commons forced the government to hold votes in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. This led to the bill being passed by both Houses.

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