Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, will be summoned to court over allegations he lied to the public during the Brexit referendum campaign.
This came in after May announced last week that she was stepping down as leader of the governing Conservative Party after failing to deliver on her Brexit deal.
CNN reports that Boris repeatedly lied and misled the British public about the cost of EU membership, expressly stating that the cost of EU membership was $442 million per week.
The claim was plastered on the side of a bus that toured Britain during the tightly fought campaign that resulted in a 52% vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU.
A judge at Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London said the allegations against Johnson were unproven but added that issuing a summons was proper.
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