Boris Johnson to face court over claims he made

Boris Johnson to face court over claims he made

Tory leader contender Boris Johnson will be summonsed to court to face accusations of misconduct in public office over claims he was lying when he said the UK gave the EU £350 million a week.

The former foreign minister faces a private prosecution by campaigner Marcus Ball.

Lawyers representing Mr Ball lodged an application to summons Mr Johnson to court, claiming he had deliberately misled the public during the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016 and then repeated the statement during the 2017 general election.

In a written decision, District Judge Margot Coleman said Mr Johnson will be summonsed to court.

She wrote: "The allegations which have been made are unproven accusations and I do not make any findings of fact.

Read more at source: RTE