Britain’s top prosecutor has been urged to prevent the courts being “abused” in a plot to stop Brexit after Boris Johnson was told he could face trial over his part in the Leave campaign.
The Tory leadership contender has been summonsed to appear before a judge to answer three charges of misconduct in a public office following a complaint that he “lied” about how much Britain gives to the EU.
Marcus Ball, a Remain-backing campaigner, took out a private prosecution against Mr Johnson, claiming he was wrong to say during the EU referendum campaign that Britain gives £350 million a week to Brussels.
On Wednesday a judge decided the case should go ahead,
That a case goes to trial does not mean that a verdict of guilty has been reached.
But isn’t that going to be interesting if one is? Lying by politicians is a criminal offence? Won’t that be fun.
Actually, we’ll be able to put the whole lot of them behind bars.