J D Wetherspoon has launched a Brexit beer mat, signed by chairman Tim Martin, outlining ten points to the leaders of the three main political parties.
Headlined ‘Free Trade (ie no deal) means lower prices’, 500,000 of the beer mats have been printed, for distribution in Wetherspoon’s 875 venues.
Tim Martin said: “The beer mat points out that the vast majority of the public strongly objects to the crazy government plan to pay £39 billion to Brussels, with nothing in return. Lawyers have repeatedly said that there is no legal obligation to pay.
“That’s £600 for every man, woman and child in the UK, or £60 million per MP to spend on their constituents. We are calling on the government not to pay the money.
“The message on the beer mat also makes it clear that, from our viewpoint, the government should also choose free trade, on leaving the EU on March 29, 2019, by ending the taxes or ‘tariffs’ which the EU imposes on more than 12,000 non-EU imports.
“Under World Trade Organisation rules, EU imports would also be tariff-free in this case. Ending tariffs means lower prices in shops and pubs.”