UK court: Boris Johnson has no case to answer over ‘Brexit fake news’
By Frederic Krull
The High Court in London has blocked a private prosecution against Boris Johnson, a candidate for Prime Minister on charges of misconduct in public office – namely telling lies during the Brexit referendum campaign.
Boris Johnson. Public domain photo
The allegations that have been levelled against Johnson within this case are based on his statements in the campaign prior the referendum on the Brexit in 2016. The prosecution stated that Johnson has „repeatedly lied and misled the British public as to the cost of EU membership, expressly stating, endorsing or inferring that the cost of EU membership was £350…