London — Soccer star David Beckham has thrown his support
behind those campaigning to keep Britain in the European Union, describing
Europe as a team that needs to play together to succeed.
The 40-year-old issued a statement Tuesday saying: "We
live in a vibrant and connected world where together as a people we are strong.
For our children and their children, we should be facing the problems of the
world together and not alone."
Billionaire currency trader George Soros has warned that a
vote for Britain to leave European Union will trigger a plunge in the pound —
without benefits that can come with a devalued currency.
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In an op-ed piece in Tuesday's Guardian, Soros says a
decision to leave the 28-nation bloc in Thursday's vote will cause sterling to
drop quickly. Soros predicted the drop will be more dramatic than when Britain
crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in September 1992.
Soros substantially profited — at the expense of the Bank of
England and the British government — when the pound lost 15 percent of its
Soros says those who believe a "leave" vote will
have no impact on their personal finances are guilty of "wishful
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