Wetherspoon profits up as boss slams EU
Profits at pub giant JD Wetherspoon jumped by 28% to £103 million in the year to July 30.
The company’s Brexitbacking chairman Tim Martin took aim at EU “oligarchs” in a company statement.
He said: “As a result of their current posturing and threats, EU negotiators are inevitably encouraging importers like Wetherspoon to look elsewhere for supplies.
“This process is unlikely to have adverse effects on the UK economy, as companies will be able to switch to suppliers representing the 93% of the world’s population not in the EU.”