Norwich man’s campaign to prosecute “dishonest” Brexit politicians reaches £88,000
PUBLISHED: 08:20 20 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:37 20 July 2016
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A crowdfunding campaign which aims to prosecute “dishonest” Brexit politicians has received almost £90,000 in donations.
The page was set up by 26-year-old Marcus Ball, from Norwich, in the wake of the European Union referendum vote last month.
His campaign seeks £100,000 to fund legal action against various Vote Leave politicians over claims of fraud, misconduct in public office and undue influence.
It also hopes to pay for a judicial review to prevent Britain from leaving the EU.
More than 2,500 people have so far donated some £88,000 to the campaign, and with just nine days left it needs a further £12,000 to reach its target.
Mr Ball said: “This is partly about expressing that anger in regard to Brexit, but also about changing the behaviour of politicians in the future. The second reason is that we need to do everything we can to make sure we have made the right decision regarding Brexit.”
Mr Ball, who voted remain, said his team had several legal representatives, including barristers, on board with the campaign.
It was even retweeted by Lord Sugar to his 5m followers on social media.
He said he would also be willing to act as the claimant on behalf of the backers if the campaign is successful in taking Vote Leave to court.