The Hungarian government, which has been increasingly putting the pressure on the "man who broke the bank of England," has officially forced billionaire socialist activist George Soros to take his operation elsewhere.
After passing a "Stop Soros" bill in parliament with the express intention of empowering the interior minister to ban non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support migration and pose a national security risk from operating in the country, Soros relocated his Hungary-based college, Central European University, to Vienna.
Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, "a network of aid groups founded by George Soros is set to close its offices in Budapest, citing an increasingly hostile political environment toward the Hungarian-born billionaire."
"The Open Society Foundations will move local staff to Berlin and base its operations for Hungary out of the German capital, the group said in a statement Tuesday, in what represents a fresh escalation in the conflict between Prime Minister Viktor Orban and civil society groups," reports WSJ.
Patrick Gaspard, president of Soros' propaganda organization Open Society Foundations, says that Hungary unfairly persecuted him. "The government of Hungary has denigrated and misrepresented our work and repressed civil society for the sake of political gain, using tactics unprecedented in the history of the European Union," he said.
Gaspard says this as Soros spends multi-millions, employing every celebrity he can fit into his pocket, to repeal Ireland's 8th Amendment outlawing abortion. Soros has given over $32 billion in support of the Open Society Foundations, which pushes his one-world, anti-family, anti-religion, anti-God, anti-capitalism philosophy in the 100 countries it operates in.
Prime Minister Orbán has made it his mission to expel the influence of Soros from the nation. This past October, he said of the hedge fund billionaire, “The Soros network has an extensive sphere of influence within the European Parliament and other EU bodies. Its aim is to build a Europe of mixed population and to condemn the Hungarian government for opposing their view on migration.”
Critics have condemned Orbán's efforts to clamp down on NGOs he sees as dangerous to the "social fabric" of the country as increasingly authoritarian and anti-democratic, but his government continues to ramp up pressure on the likes of Soros' Open Society.
"We are going to reaffirm those elements of our sovereignty which are under attack," said the prime minister’s spokesman, Zoltan Kovacs. "The will of the people is going to rule the political arena."
In reaction to campaigns against him in both Hungary and Britain, Soros has portrayed himself as a victim of "toxic, personal" criticism against him.