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Post by bindeweede » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:23 pm

"Legal papers lodged against Boris Johnson over his big red Brexit bus ‘lies’.

A prosecution against Boris Johnson for ‘lies’ told during his Brexit campaign has moved a step closer after legal papers were lodged. The Vote Leave figurehead is accused of ‘abusing public trust’ over claims the UK sends £350,000,000 a week to Brussels. On Friday, private prosecutor Marcus J Ball filed papers at court, claiming three offences of misconduct in public office against the former London Mayor.
https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/22/legal-pa ... s-8719602/

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Post by Tony.Williams » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 am

Expecting politicians to tell the truth? I've never heard of anything so ridiculous :roll:

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Post by bindeweede » Mon May 06, 2019 10:51 am

A crowdfunded private prosecution case against Mr Boris Johnson MP has been given its first date in court.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court has ruled that Ball V Johnson’s first court appearance will take place on May 14th at 2pm.

The first hearing will be held in private with a second, public hearing, set to occur either immediately afterwards or in the following few days.

Marcus J Ball, 29, private prosecutor, took his case against Mr Johnson to Westminster Magistrates’ Court on February 22nd 2019.

He has accused Mr Johnson of abusing public trust in his office as Mayor of London and Member of Parliament by intentionally misleading the public with regards to how much money the UK spends on EU membership.
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“The court has determined that a public hearing will take place on Thursday May 23 at this court, at which the judge will consider the application to issue a summons against the proposed defendant, Mr Boris Johnson MP, for the offence of misconduct in a public office.”
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Post by bindeweede » Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm

Boris Johnson could be summoned to court to face accusations ​of misconduct in public office over his infamous pledge to claw back £350m a week from Brussels for the NHS.
"District judge Margot Coleman said would inform both parties of her decision on 29 May.

The case continues."

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 27211.html

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Post by bindeweede » Wed May 29, 2019 10:53 am

Boris Johnson is to be summonsed to court to face accusations of misconduct in a public office, over comments he made during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

The bid to prosecute Mr Johnson was brought by Marcus Ball in the aftermath of the EU referendum.

He claims the former foreign secretary misled the public during the campaign and again at the 2017 general election.
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Post by Tony.Williams » Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 pm

No doubt the supporters of Winnie the Poo will protest loudly that it's all a political conspiracy :roll:

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Post by bindeweede » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:08 pm

Anyone following the case will be aware of the recent Court decision.
High court judges have thrown out the misconduct case against Boris Johnson over 'misleading' Leave campaign slogans, after his barristers argued that false statements "must be as old as political campaigning itself".
"Speaking outside court after the verdict, Ball said: "We have to wait and see the reasons for their (the judges') decision. "When we have those reasons I'm going to make a decision as to what to do next."

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-st ... -1-6094045

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Post by bindeweede » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:17 pm

A decision on whether to appeal to the Supreme Court is to be made next week, apparently.

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Post by bindeweede » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:03 pm

The legal team instructed by Marcus J Ball and Brexit Justice Ltd in their private prosecution case against Boris Johnson has filed an application with the Divisional Court for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. The application challenges the decision of the Divisional Court on 3 July 2019, to quash the decision of District Judge Coleman of Westminster Magistrates’ Court of 29 May 2019 to issue a summons against Mr Johnson MP for the criminal offences of misconduct in public office.

The effect of the Divisional Court ruling is that a public office holder, namely an MP and Mayor of London, who repeatedly lied about Government spending figures and misused official statistics, on a platform secured by relying upon his public office, and who referenced his public office at the material time does not commit the offence of misconduct in public office. That is so even where it was a duty of his public office to scrutinise and safeguard public expenditure and to act with honesty and integrity.

Mr Ball pursues his appeal because, he asserts that the Divisional Court has erred in its rulings as to elements of the offence of misconduct in public office – ‘acting as such’ and ‘wilful neglect/wilful misconduct’, and which raise clear points of law of general public importance.

Private prosecutor, Marcus J Ball, said that ‘The High Court's decision is far reaching. It should be of great concern and interest to the public as a whole. As opposed to ensuring that public officers are held to account, the Court's decision restricts the offence of misconduct in public office, placing the behaviour of those with power, influence and responsibility, beyond proper scrutiny and the criminal law. We have grave concerns that public officers can now abuse their status and influence and to act in blatant disregard of the duties and obligations placed upon them, safe in the knowledge that no criminal consequences will follow.

Full Press Release here - https://medium.com/@MarcusJBall/boris-j ... 14d1a89a9c


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/c ... 29506.html

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