Ball v Johnson

Criminal law – Misconduct in public office. It was a proper case to issue a summons against Boris Johnson for three offences alleging misconduct in a public office while he was Mayor of London and a member of Parliament by allegedly repeatedly lying and misleading the British public as to the cost of EU membership, expressly stating, endorsing or inferring that the cost of EU membership was £350 million per week. The Magistrates' Court held that there was sufficient to establish prima facie evidence of an issue to be determined at trial of the elements of misconduct in a public office and the application was not vexatious.

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