Former Diss High School pupil has vowed to continue his battle to bring Boris Johnson to court
A former Diss High School pupil has vowed to continue his battle to bring Boris Johnson to court over claims he lied during the 2016 EU referendum.
Marcus Ball told the Diss Express this week that, if there are grounds for an appeal after the High Court threw out his attempt to prosecute the Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP, he will pursue them.
Johnson, who started his Tory leadership bid this week, challenged a summons brought by Mr Ball to attend court on three claims of misconduct in public office. His solicitors said he denied acting improperly or dishonestly by stating the UK gave the EU £350 million a week.
The case could have landed Johnson in jail.
But Mr Ball, who attended Diss High School sixth form between 2006 and 2008, and whose case against Mr Johnson has been crowdfunded by up to £300,000 after he set his #BrexitJustice fundraiser, said upon receipt of the full High Court ruling, he would be consulting his legal team.
He says his case against Johnson has not been about politics - but truth.
Read what Mr Ball had to say about the case and his time at Diss High School in the current edition of the Diss Express (June 14 edition)