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UK PM frontrunner fends off court case over Brexit campaign bus claim

Credit: Reuters- Published on June 7, 2019
Judges at London’s High Court on Friday threw out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, for allegedly lying about the financial benefits of Brexit during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.
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Credit: Wochit News
Published on June 7, 2019 -  00:46
Boris Johnson Wins Court Challenge Over Alleged Brexit Lies
Boris Johnson has won a High Court challenge against allegations he lied to the public during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, CNN reports. Johnson was accused of falsely stating that Britain's membership of the bloc cost $442 million a week. The controversial claim was plastered on the side of a bus that toured Britain during the tightly fought campaign that resulted in a 52-48% vote for Brexit. Judges at London's High Court on Friday quashed the attempt to prosecute Johnson.

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