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UK court blocks bid to prosecute Johnson over Brexit bus claim

 

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FILE PHOTO: Former London Mayor Boris Johnson speaks at the launch of the Vote Leave bus campaign, in favour of Britain leaving the European Union, in Truro, Britain May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

 

LONDON (Reuters) - A campaigner who wanted to prosecute British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about the benefits of Brexit before the 2016 European Union referendum, has lost his bid to take the case to Britain’s top court, Sky News reported.

 

Marcus Ball, 29, wanted to bring the crowdfunded private prosecution against Johnson for misconduct in public office over a claim emblazoned on his bright red “Leave” campaign bus that Britain would be 350 million pounds a week better off outside the EU.

 

In May, a magistrate agreed that Johnson should be summoned to court to face the charges. But that decision was overturned by London’s High Court in June after judges agreed with the lawyer for Johnson - who became prime minister in July while the case was ongoing - that the magistrate’s decision was flawed.

 

The lawyer also argued the case was politically motivated and the judges said the magistrate was wrong not to have considered it to be “vexatious”.

 

Ball had asked for permission to appeal that decision to the Supreme Court but on Wednesday his application to do so was refused by the High Court.

 

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42 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

and that's the UK democracy, one goes around spreading fake news, misleading information that resulted in a vote that may lead a country to it's knees and yet not prosecuted.... I see some similarities to Thailand junta's voting

so how much do we save - 350 340 320 300m - how much ?

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13 hours ago, 7by7 said:

 

The UK's EU membership fee

 

As the article says, the actual figure net of the rebate of £13.2 billion does not include money spent in the UK by the EU; £4.4 billion public sector receipts such as farm subsidies and a further £2.3 billion to the private sector such as research grants. This brings the net figure to around £6.5 billion. Still a lot, but almost a third of what Boris claimed.

 

Boris knew all this and deliberately lied; unless he is an incompetent and not capable of running a whelk stall, let alone a country!

and thus should be accounted for misleading the vote, guilty and should be punished.... if one commits perjury (lies) he/she will be indicted/prosecuted, in the UK they let them be PM

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2 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

and thus should be accounted for misleading the vote, guilty and should be punished.... if one commits perjury (lies) he/she will be indicted/prosecuted, in the UK they let them be PM

Maybe Boris had just taken a leaf out of Jean Claude Junckers latest book 'When it becomes serious, you have to lie.'

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Same here in Thailand! 

Prayut and Boris could become real buddies. Together with Donald. World class elite! 😈😇

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On 8/14/2019 at 2:29 PM, smedly said:

so how much do we save - 350 340 320 300m - how much ?

Looking to publication nr in the HoC Library: CBP nr 7886 of 24 June 2019 at average: page 3: GBP 7,9 Bn /12 = 65.83 million/ month. ( oh wait.. of course FAKE news… Who believes the British House of Commons… )

The UK's contribution to the EU Budget - Parliament.uk

researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/.../CBP.../CBP-788...

29 mrt. 2019 - Number CBP 7886, 24 June 2019. The UK's contribution to the EU Budget. By Matthew Keep. Inside: 1. The UK and the EU budget. 2. The UK's ...

However, inclusive this annual UK contribution is also the part, which comes back to salaries of British personel and EMP at the EU, the British share in a LOT of common activistes like Eur Medicine Agency, food safety in RASFF, EFSA etc etc. the British have to take care for on their own from 1 Nov onwards. Every doubtful shipment of food, refused in the EU, can now be dumped in UK ( instead of now Africa) . 

http://publications.europa.eu/webpub/com/eu-what-it-is/en/#chapter2  

http://publications.europa.eu/webpub/com/eu-what-it-is/en/#chapter2_25

 

https://www.era-learn.eu/partnerships-in-a-nutshell/type-of-networks/joint-programming-initiatives  

UK contr to EU, HoC Lib CBP 7881 of 24 June 2019, p 3 .jpg

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23 hours ago, 7by7 said:

 

The UK's EU membership fee

 

As the article says, the actual figure net of the rebate of £13.2 billion does not include money spent in the UK by the EU; £4.4 billion public sector receipts such as farm subsidies and a further £2.3 billion to the private sector such as research grants. This brings the net figure to around £6.5 billion. Still a lot, but almost a third of what Boris claimed.

 

Boris knew all this and deliberately lied; unless he is an incompetent and not capable of running a whelk stall, let alone a country!

 

The problem is, he's far from the only one that lied. Allowing him to be prosecuted would have set a precedent. Politicians could be held accountable under law, and taken to court, for lying. Imagine that!

 

No way would the political establishment allow such a precedent. Regardless of verdict.

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9 hours ago, Mavideol said:

and thus should be accounted for misleading the vote, guilty and should be punished.... if one commits perjury (lies) he/she will be indicted/prosecuted, in the UK they let them be PM

 

Perjury is lying under oath. Johnson, for all his undoubted faults, wasn't giving a statement under oath.

 

Organizations lying about goods or services would be liable under consumer protection laws for deliberate lies and misleading statements. 

 

It seems laws don't apply to politicians. They can lie, mislead and chop and change as much as they please.

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38 minutes ago, Loiner said:

This chancer Marcus Ball had his case thrown out of court only a couple of months ago. Why on earth did they think an appeal would be accepted? The Remainers will try anything, especially when using other people’s money.


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Well said Mr Loiner. 

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