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Former Diss pupil vows to continue his legal battle against PM Boris Johnson

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A former Diss High School pupil has said that he is not giving up after a High Court blocked his attempts to take his legal battle to Supreme Court.

Marcus Ball has been trying to prosecute Prime Minister Boris Johnson - claiming the politcian "abused public trust" during the Brexit campaign.

The High Court threw out his case in June - but Mr Ball applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Marcus Ball
Marcus Ball

However, the High Court has denied him permission to appeal the case saying his case was not matter of public importance.

In a statement, Mr Ball called the ruling "an affront to justice", saying he would be continuing his battle by taking the case to the Supreme Court himself.

He said "Under this offence, under this ruling, no public office holder can be prosecuted for lying to the public about matters of great public importance. That means that police officers can now go on TV and lie to you about crime levels. Judges can go on television and lie about the law. Army officers can go on television and lie about wars. Under this offence and this ruling, all public office holders have just been given the green light to lie to the public."

Marcus Ball and his legal team
Marcus Ball and his legal team

Mr Ball set up his campaign, #BrexitJustice, in 2016, and was crowdfunded with up to £300,000.

He claims that Boris Johnson acted dishonestly by stating that the UK gave the EU £350 million a week, when this wasn't the case, which Johnson knew..

Mr Ball said "This was an alleged case of misconduct in public office against the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who has been accused of lying to every member of the public about the spending of the public purse and that’s apparently not a matter of public importance.

"When politicians lie, democracy dies. I am not accepting this, my legal team is sticking by me and I'm continuing onwards"

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