Теократический Монархист (ign) wrote,
Теократический Монархист
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«А что, так можно было?» ©

 

Из Объединённого (пока ещё) Королевства сообщают:

Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, was ordered on Wednesday to appear in court for a preliminary hearing over allegations that he lied to the public during the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Boris Jonhson

Цитирую далее по заметке в Independent:

Boris Johnson faces trial for allegedly “lying and misleading the British public” about the consequences of Brexit.

A Westminster Magistrates’ Court hearing earlier this month heard that the former foreign secretary “used the platforms and opportunities offered to him by virtue of his public office” to endorse claims that EU membership was costing the UK £350m a week.

Lewis Power QC, a lawyer representing Mr Ball, told the court Mr Johnson had deliberately misled the public during the EU referendum campaign and then repeated the statement during the 2017 general election.

At the time of the alleged offences, Mr Johnson held public office as the mayor of London and MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Mr Power said: “Democracy demands responsible and honest leadership from those in public office. The conduct of the proposed defendant Boris Johnson was both irresponsible and dishonest. It was, we say, criminal.

He told the court: “The UK has never sent, given or provided £350m a week to Europe – that statement is simply not ambiguous.

Речь идёт вот об этих автобусах:

£350m a week

Как утверждают заявители, лозунг о якобы еженедельных 350 миллионах в казну ЕС, это просто ложь. Не преувеличение, не приукрашивание, не «метафора», не «альтернативные факты», не непонимание, не ошибка, не случайная оплошность, а просто ложь, прямое введение избирателей в заблуждение с целью добиться определенного результата голосования; и когда лжец при этом занимает публичную должность (на тот момент мэр Лондона и член Палаты Общин), это уголовное преступление.

Вы может подумали, что виновному за такое прегрешение угрожает мелкий штраф или судебное порицание? Не, не угадали:

Mr Johnson denies misconduct in a public office, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Страшно даже представить, что было бы, если применить такой подход к здешним политикам.


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