Boris Johnson could go on trial for 'lying and misleading' in Brexit campaign, judge orders | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Boris Johnson could go on trial for 'lying and misleading' in Brexit campaign, judge orders

Boris Johnson faces trial for allegedly “lying and misleading the British public” about the consequences of Brexit.

A judge summonsed the Conservative MP to appear in court after a member of the public launched a private prosecution over claims EU membership was costing the UK £350m a week.

District Judge Margot Coleman threw out arguments by Mr Johnson’s lawyers that the case was a “vexatious” attempt to undermine the result of the 2016 referendum.

A written judgment handed down on Wednesday said: “Having considered all the relevant factors, I am satisfied that this is a proper case to issue the summons as requested for the three offences [of misconduct in a public office].

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