Thursday, August 22, 2019

Campaigner LOSES battle to haul Boris Johnson to court over £350m bus claim as Remainer plot crushed again


A REMAIN campaigner has lost a fresh court battle to drag Boris to court over the £350million a week referendum bus claim.

Marcus Ball failed to overturn his private prosecution against the PM today, where he tried to argue that he was misleading.

Boris won’t be dragged to court to face a nonsense Remainer plot over the Vote Leave bus
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His lawyers have repeatedly argued that it was a “nonsense” and “politically driven” Remainer campaign to try and smear him.

They said it all boiled down to an argument about whether it was the net figure or the gross figure should be used, and he didn’t mislead the public.

A crowd-funded campaign was trying to prosecute him, claiming he lied when he said that Britain sends £350million a week to the EU.

A district judge issued a summons for Boris to attend a Magistrates Court to face allegations of misconduct in public office.

But back in June the High Court decided it was “unlawful” and threw it out.

And today his appeal to take it to the Supreme Court to try and overturn it failed too.

Lady Justice Rafferty – one of the High Court judges who quashed the original decision – said: “This application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court is rejected.”

She said last time that it wasn’t new for politicians to make statements in political campaigning, even if some argue they are false.

But this doesn’t mean he’s committed misconduct.

The only way Mr Ball could try and save his bid id by applying directly to the Supreme Court.

He said today: “This isn’t over, we are not giving up.

“We are pursuing it, absolutely.”

Boris was a part of the 2016 Vote Leave campaign which won the historic referendum to get us out of the EU.

They used a bright red campaign bus to travel the country to fight the campaign, which pointed how how much money we send every week to the EU.

Campaigner Marcus Ball who is trying to privately prosecute him
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Boris was one of many campaigners who took part in the Vote Leave bus tour
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Remainer fantatic Mr Ball crowd-funded around £500,000 for his bid to take Boris to court, and more than 6,000 backed him.

Critics say he only wants to stop Brexit.

But he denies it, saying: “I want to get the problem solved.”

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