According to Breitbart.com, George Soros put a lot of effort into talking down the prospect of the British EU exit. Such an important role, they said, that he was The Puppet Master: Soros Emerges as Key Driver of E.U. ‘Remain’ Campaign.
It's no secret that Soros is a financial genius. He probably doesn't hit a home run every time he takes a swing, but it happens often enough to get people's attention, especially when he appears to be able exacerbate public panic to help drive down the currency price. Here's an excerpt from the above linked article:
Understanding that people have the most difficulty in making decisions during a crisis, Soros learned how to manipulate investors by taking actions to make an economic crisis seem much more intense to the investors’ consciousness. This is essentially the equivalent of “shouting fire in a crowded theater” to panic the crowd into racing for the doors and leaving their valuables behind.
Soros famously made over a $1 billion on “Black Wednesday” as the European Union was being formed in 1992 by shorting the British pound currency so intensely he caused millions of other investors to sell the pound in a panic. As a result, the United Kingdom was forced to devalue its currency by about 10 percent overnight. ...
With the date of the Brexit referendum approaching and “Leave” leading in the polls, Soros published an article in the UK Guardian claiming that a vote to leave the EU would trigger an economic disaster.
With Soros trying to scare the public, was he really trying to get them to vote "Remain," or was this a false flag in an effort to drive down the price of the pound further if the "Leave" vote won?
We'll find out some day. But betting against Soros in his favorite arena is a risky proposition.