Boris Johnson given 24 hours to respond or face legal action over Brexit ‘lies’

Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, waves a Cornish Pasty during the first day of a nationwide bus tour to campaign for a so-called Brexit in Truro, U.K., on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. While online polls suggest the contest for the June 23 referendum is too close to call, less frequent telephone polling has put the "Remain" camp ahead. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

|AIWA! NO!|Boris Johnson has been warned he has just hours to respond to claims he lied about the UK sending £350,000,000 a week to Brussels – or face prosecution.

The clock is ticking for the Vote Leave figurehead after a private prosecutor announced plans to take him to court over figures plastered over his big red bus. Marcus Ball said: ‘During the 2016 referendum I witnessed the disgusting demonstration of the depths to which our political professionals were willing to stoop.

 ‘I want to prevent conduct of that kind from becoming the normal political standard in UK politics. ‘I knew that if we could win a prosecution against such immoral and untrustworthy actions the precedent could make it illegal for them to occur in future.’

The former Foreign Secretary was notified on November 16 of the intention to bring a private court case over alleged misconduct in public office. Microwave, bricks and wheelie bins launched at ambulances in spate of violence He was given 28 days to reply and that deadline expires at the end of Friday December 14. So far Mr Johnson and his team have remained silent.

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