Marcus J Ball (PA Media)
Today, the High Court has refused Marcus J Ball’s application for permission to appeal the case to the Supreme Court because they claim it is not a matter of public importance. They gave no reasons for their ruling aside from to write ‘no, no, no’. Marcus stated that ‘this was a green light to lie to the public’.
Today in response to Mr Ball’s application challenging the decision to dismiss the summons, the judges have not only refused permission to appeal but have also refused to certify that the case raises a point of law of general public importance. The Judges gave no reason for their decision.
Marcus stated that: ‘Let me remind everyone, this is a case of alleged misconduct in public office against the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom concerning repeated lies about the spending of the public purse. It concerns the duties of Members of Parliament and Mayors of London and as such goes to the heart of the United Kingdom’s democratic process and public trust in it. The case is a worldwide news story of immense public interest and it has been funded by 15,000 members of the public who have voluntarily paid for it. The offence of misconduct in public office has itself never come before the Supreme Court and is in great need of their attention and clarification. Yet, according to Lady Justice Rafferty these are not matters of public importance. Nothing to see here.’