Court throws out Brexit  lying case against Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson has won a challenge against a court summons over claims he misled the public during the Brexit campaign.

The allegations were over claims the Conservative MP made during the referendum campaign that the EU receives £350m a week from the UK.

Last month, a judge said Johnson must appear in court over allegations he lied about Brexit by stating Britain would be 350 million pounds a week better off outside the EU.

At a judicial review hearing at the High Court, Johnson’s lawyer Adrian Darbishire said the judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in May had either erred in law or provided the wrong legal test in allowing the case to go ahead.

 

Via The Guardian

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