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Miller vs Odey: the Brexit crisis explained through the medium of fund managers, with a bonus survey… 🤓✊ (thread) #RuleOfLaw #StopTheCoup #StopBrexit 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Compare and contrast Gina Miller and Crispin Odey… Both are British fund managers, and both are wealthy, but their very different responses to Brexit are most illuminating. 🧐 #Brexit #StopBrexit 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Odey was born into a wealthy family of industrialists, and was educated at Harrow & Oxford. He set up Odey Asset Management in 1991, and it now has several billion pounds under management. He was briefly married to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter. His net worth is c£775m. #StopBrexit
Gina Miller was born in what was then British Guiana, and arrived in Britain at the age of ten to attend school. Economic crisis back home forced her to start working at 14 in order to support herself. She now runs SCM Direct, an ethical investment manager. @SCMDirect 🤓 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Very different backgrounds, therefore, but both are now successful money managers based in London. The gulf that separates them, however, is their very different reactions to the Brexit omnishambles. #StopBrexit #RuleOfLaw 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Odey leapt upon it gleefully as an opportunity to amass yet more wealth, regardless of the damage it might do to the country. In advance of the 2016 Referendum, he bet against the pound, making a profit of £220m overnight. Here’s a pic of him enjoying that memory. #ToriesAtWar
He is one of Johnson’s main financial backers, funding a big chunk of his leadership campaign. It now appears that Odey is one of the people pulling the strings in this attempted oligarchic coup, and wants a No Deal exit. 😠 #StopBrexit #StopTheCoup 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Crashing out of the EU without a deal will make Odey & pals an absolute fortune – billions of pounds – and allow them to escape the coming EU tax avoidance regulations. 😠✊ #StopTheCoup #StopBrexit 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺

This seems to be the real origin of Johnson’s insane “do or die” pledge re October 31st – his paymasters demand it. The date is important only for their investments, and for escaping the EU tax rules. It has NO other significance. Odey wants it, so Johnson must deliver. 😠 🇪🇺
On the other hand, Gina Miller reacted to the Brexit insanity by dedicating herself to defending democracy. She has poured her time and money into the fight, enduring atrocious racist abuse and even death threats. 😠✊ #StopTheCoup #StopBrexit 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Through launching legal action, she forced the Government to involve Parliament in the Brexit decision process. This was a landmark step that has helped profoundly to avoid many catastrophic mistakes. 🤓 #RuleOfLaw 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Gina Miller could, like Odey or the odious Rees-Mogg, have simply exploited the market chaos of Brexit to invest cleverly and make more money. #StopBrexit 🇪🇺
But she didn’t. She made enormous sacrifices to do the right thing for the country. Gina Miller has done as much as anyone to defend democracy in this country. 😃✊ #Resist #StopTheCoup 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
I propose that she be immediately appointed to the House of Lords and a statue in her honour be placed in Parliament Square… 😍✊ #Resist 🇪🇺
The Miller/Odey approaches to life could hardly be more different: it is simply a case of greed & privilege versus decency and courage. 🧐 🇪🇺
So, please compare these two fund managers and their Brexit responses, and ask yourself: whose team are you on? 🤔 #RuleOfLaw #StopBrexit 🇪🇺
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