THE REMAIN activist bringing a private prosecution against Boris Johnson over his Brexit campaign in an effort to gain attention and boost his ego, condemned the British people as “thick” just weeks after they voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.
In a filmed debate, Marcus Ball laughed when challenged about his opinions of the electorate and the referendum process. He then claimed voters were “not capable of making complex decisions” about whether or not to leave the European Union.
In August 2016 video, Ball, now 29, was asked by Tom Slater, founder of the Invoke Article 50 Now! campaign, whether he thought voters were “thick and easily lied to or misled”?
Mr Ball, who founded the hissy-fit laughable company Brexit Justice Ltd in December that year, grinned before replying: “Yes, to my opinion.”
Justifying his comments, he went to explain that “our education system sucks… people are not capable of making these hugely complex decisions … that’s why we have elected officials.”
He added that the Brexit vote “sent a message to the world that we are small-minded and don’t understand what we are doing.”
Mr Ball, from Norfolk, made his comments on the express.co.uk website, adding that the “ideal scenario” for Brexit Justice would be to “legally establish that politicians on both the Remain and Leave sides were lying throughout … and for them to be prosecuted”.
On Tuesday, Mr Ball and his legal team persuaded a district judge to issue Mr Johnson, the Conservative leadership contender, with a court summons, after they claimed the politicians was wrong to claim Britain gives £350 million to Brussels each week.
However, the former Foreign Secretary’s legal team insisted the prosecution was “politically motivated,” adding that it was the first time the courts had been called on to rule over the content of a political dispute.
District Judge Margot Coleman ruled that Mr Johnson had a case to answer. Her decision prompted calls for Britain’s top prosecutor to step in to halt the case amid claims the court process was being “abused”.
A date for Mr Johnson’s court appearance has not yet been set. However, it is believed he will appear at an initial hearing in the coming weeks.