Wetherspoon prints pro-Brexit beer mats, with a strong message for Osborne


Pub company JD Wetherspoon has printed a new beer mat with strong messages in favour of leaving the EU.

Half a million have been printed for the firm's 920 pubs in the final days of campaigning before voting day on Thursday June 23.

Signed by Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin, the mat is titled "Cronyism is bad for Britain - a few questions for George Osborne".

There are messages for punters to peruse on both sides of the mat, which reads: "Dear Mr Osborne, You say that you have won the economic argument. Many strongly disagree.

New pro-Brexit beer mats at JD Wetherspoon pubs.
Pro-Brexit beer mats at JD Wetherspoon pubs (JD Wetherspoon/PA)

"Democracy leads to prosperity and freedom - and the EU is increasingly undemocratic, with awful results in Greece, Spain and Portugal and 15 years' stagnation in Italy.

"Our European friends are being dragged down by Brussels' bureaucracy."

Commenting on the latest accessory to his pubs, Martin said: "Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne have tried to fool the public using scare stories from cronies or subordinates.

Wordy messages on both sides of the new pro-Brexit beer mat.
Wordy messages on both sides of the new pro-Brexit beer mat (JD Wetherspoon/PA)

"Their main economic case relies on these people and their views are not independent or believable.

"Cameron yet again deliberately uses images of fear and destruction. He is underestimating the intelligence of the public, who will not swallow this guff."

So, if you're in need of some politics to go with your post-work beer this week, a Wetherspoon pub is the place for you.