From buses to kippers, Boris Johnson keeps being caught out

Politics Explained: A series of claims by the Tory leadership favourite have subsequently been called into question

Lizzy Buchan
Political Correspondent
Thursday 18 July 2019 20:01
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Conservative leadership race: Boris Johnson waves around a kipper

Boris Johnson began his leadership bid under the cloud of a potential private prosecution.

In unusual circumstances for a would-be prime minister, Mr Johnson faced allegations of misconduct in public office over his discredited referendum pledge to funnel £350m a week from the EU to the NHS.

High Court judges eventually quashed the court summons, ruling it was “not new” to make false claims during a political campaign.

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