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Brexiteer Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin outlines perfect 'divorce gift' from no-deal Brexit

September 14, 2018 9:44 AM
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BREXIT supporter and Wetherspoon owner Tim Martin has claimed “no-deal” means free trade as he talked up Britain walking away from negotiations with the EU.

Theresa May has vowed to stick by her controversial Brexit policy despite criticism from within her own party over the blueprint.

JD Wetherspoon chairman and founder Tim Martin talked up Britain leaving the European Union without a deal.

He said: “I think it has sort of pejoratively called no-deal. No—deal really means free trade.

“The EU is a protectionist body with thousands of tariffs which keep the prices in the shops and pubs high for UK consumers.

“So if we adopt free trade like Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and other places, prices in the shops will fall.

“We will regain control of our fishing grounds which is good for the economy and we will also avoid a £39billion payment to the EU as a sort of divorce gift.

“I think all in all if we adopt free trade rather than the protectionist policies of the EU, we will do better.”

He added: “Life is never completely rosy. But, what we can have on March 29 is cheaper prices in the shops. Cheaper imports coming into the country. Control of our fishing and free trade. So who is afraid of free-trade?


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