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Johnson faces fresh court action over Brexit lies
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Johnson faces fresh court action over Brexit lies

    Boris Johnson is facing fresh legal action for allegedly “lying and misleading the British public” during the EU referendum campaign. A man who crowdfunded a private prosecution against the now prime minister is attempting to take the legal battle to the Supreme Court after losing the latest stage. A judge initially summonsed Mr Johnson to appear in court over accusations of misconduct in public office in May, but the Divisional Court overturned the ruling last month. Marcus Ball, a 29-year-old entrepreneur who has so far raised £570,000 for the case, is now seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. His lawyers have filed an application challenging the Divisional Court’s decision to quash the summons, arguing that judges were wrong to find that misconduct...