Boris Johnson, the front runner to become Britain's next prime minister, must attend court over allegations that he lied to the public during the Brexit referendum campaign, a judge announced on May 29. Photo: AFP
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Opinion

Paul Letters

From Boris Johnson to Donald Trump, leaders who habitually lie win votes by giving people the lies they want

  • The rising political fortunes of Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson – not to mention the US president, all of whom are no stranger to misleading voters – can only be understood as a product of our times

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Boris Johnson, the front runner to become Britain's next prime minister, must attend court over allegations that he lied to the public during the Brexit referendum campaign, a judge announced on May 29. Photo: AFP
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Boris Johnson speaking at the launch of the Vote Leave bus campaign in 2016. Photo: Reuters

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain’s next prime minister, faces court hearing over Brexit ‘lies’

  • Johnson faces allegations of misconduct in public office over comments he made during the Brexit referendum campaign
Topic |   Brexit

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Boris Johnson speaking at the launch of the Vote Leave bus campaign in 2016. Photo: Reuters
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