UK lawmakers file case against Johnson
Johnson’s government immediately rejected that recommendation and said it had not been complacent over the “enduring and significant threat” posed by Russia. Russia denied any interference.
The legal action launched on Thursday challenges Johnson’s response and seeks a judicial review, claiming the government has breached the right to free elections enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.
“The sovereignty and security of our country, alongside the integrity of our democracy, is at stake, and this government’s wilfully turning a blind eye cannot be allowed to pass unchallenged,” said Caroline Lucas, one of six lawmakers from parliament’s upper and lower chambers named in the claim.