Not every politician in the U.K. tells lies. I can name you several that don’t. Hume’s problem of induction, I’m afraid.If the court case had been allowed to continue because Boris Johnson had told lies, every politician In the UK should be prosecuted for doing exactly the same thing.
I don't see how it was allowed to get this far, but stranger things have happened.
I don't think that is the issue in question here, or why the case got dismissed.It’s got to be proven that BJ told lies ,
This is probably true, but slightly saddening. It means that we either have to rely on public prosecutions or can only hold politicians to this kind of account if we have a lot of money to spend.I see the fool who brought the case says he's spent the £300,000 crowd funded and is in debt.
Hard to see how even leading counsel could charge that for a couple of hearings.
Take on the likes of Johnson by all means, but only if you literally have a million to burn.
Although given the amount of dirty money Banks has channelled into subverting British politics, we shouldn't be too judgemental.A remained and his money (plus a lot of other peoples) are soon parted.
I think it a pity the prosecution didn't get any further, but I am not surprised at it being thrown out from what I have read earlier. Johnson was not acting in an official capacity during the campaign, where he would be liable for prosecution.The defence of Johnson wasn't around the veracity of the allegation, it was that the charge of misconduct in public office wasn't applicable.
It's astonishing how often the normal laws about fraud and democracy and honesty all seem not to apply to the Brexit vote.I think it a pity the prosecution didn't get any further, but I am not surprised at it being thrown out from what I have read earlier. Johnson was not acting in an official capacity during the campaign, where he would be liable for prosecution.
The law in this case is doing what it is supposed to do. I don't think the attempt was vexatious, more a result of frustration at such a high-profile policitian getting away with being economical with the truth. To the tune of millions a week!