Johnson to appear in court over £350m claim
He is accused of misconduct in public office for his claim during the EU referendum in 2016.
Boris Johnson’s lies are doing significant damage to our NHS and we’re glad he will have to appear in court as a result - please RT if you are too
Whatever you think of Johnson, this is completely insane. What the fuck is happening to the UK? It seems they have lost their mind.
Dr Rob Palmer 🔶
Could everyone of my followers PLEASE click on this story about
going to court to face accusations (he he he) for misconduct in public office We need it to continue to trend on the
David Davies MP 🏴🇬🇧
Deeply sinister that Brexiteers like
face being dragged into court. EU supporters falsely claimed that a leave vote would collapse the economy. No action being taken against them..
Marcus J Ball
Update on #BallVJohnson Crowdfund page:
(includes statement from Bankside Commercial) No further comment at this time. #InnocentUnlessProvenGuilty
This looks like fun. Unlike Australia, apparently you are not allowed to lie in British politics.
While I abhor Boris Johnson, this is a dangerous step. Like so much else in British politics, it's happening because the mechanisms by which we hold politicians to account are breaking down. But the remedy lies in the ballot box, not in court. [Thread]
I dislike Johnson intensely. But these are the methods of tinpot dictatorships. Politicians should be held to account by the voters, not by the courts. This action, if it was successful, would have profound implications for democracy.
Boris Johnson is to be summonsed to court to face accusations of misconduct in a public office. The maximum sentence for the offence is life imprisonment. Other Tory leadership candidates can donate to the case here:
I dislike politicians misusing statistics at least as much as the next guy, but I'm very glad we don't live in a country where this can happen
Dr Lauren Gavaghan
Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week... This is the hard work of
over the last 3 years. All crowdfunded too. #Brexit #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw
Boris Johnson to appear in court over £350m #Brexit claim
Unfortunate timing for Johnson: he has been told to appear in court over charge he lied when saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week
They told me if people voted to Leave, impartial institutions would be perverted by everyday politics. And they were right!
Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.
Dr Prachi Srivastava
Oh-- this will be fun. Boris Johnson ;has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign. It is a private prosecution launched by campaigner Marcus Ball, who crowdfunded £200,000 for the case.'
This will be dismissed as a political stunt, but there’s a genuine issue here about the use of casual lies and fake news to mislead voters. This surely has to be unacceptable in any properly functioning democracy.
John Van Reenen
Boris "Pinocchio" #Johnson ordered to appear in court over why he lied so much over the membership fee UK pays be in planet's biggest Single Market