British politician Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the European Union (EU) 350 million pounds a week.

According to the BBC, the Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

It is a private prosecution launched by campaigner Marcus Ball, who crowd funded 200,000 pounds for the case.

Mr Johnson’s representatives have called the case a “stunt” that is being “brought for political purposes”.

The preliminary hearing will take place at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and the case will then be sent to the Crown Court for trial.

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