Showing: ◈ Tim Martin×
Brexiteers promised to “take back control.” But the decision has instead delivered recession, gloom, and despair.
Iain Overton examines the lack of consequences for the Brexiters that promised us sunny uplands.
Two years after Britain’s departure from the European Union, bosses of UK businesses are reeling from the cost of Brexit, including some who voted to cut ties with Brussels.
Brexit blues: From Wetherspoon to Next, the company bosses who loved Leave until reality hit 11/11/2022
But six years on, reality is kicking in and some of the most ardent Brexiteers - including the heads of major UK employers - are starting to change their tune.
Popular breakfasts fall victim to latest supply-chain headache for Tim Martin – week after some of his pubs ran out of Heineken
Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin blames beer shortages on ‘industrial action by lorry drivers’ – not Brexit 01/09/2021
Heineken said strike action was actually cancelled – and that wider supply chain problems were the cause of the delays.
A summit crucial to the issue of climate change is instead mired in disentangling the mess of Britain’s exit from the EU
As part of our special edition looking at five years since the EU referendum, Alastair Campbell looks at the silence of the Leavers.
McDonalds joins restaurants, farmers and the meat processing industry with concerns that ‘reduced access to overseas labour would present a challenge to our business,’ reports Sian Norris.
The boss of JD Wetherspoon Tim Martin is calling for more EU workers to be allowed into the UK. The twist? He was a staunch Brexiteer.
"So Tim Martin backed Brexit and now wants the rules changing so he can get more staff, but I still can’t go and live and work visa free in the EU anymore?"
Tim Martin backs ‘reasonably liberal immigration system’ to encourage workers to relocate, despite having backed leaving single market and customs union.
James O'Brien LBC - Leaver Christine blames the EU for not having fish & chips wrapped in newspaper. 18/07/2019
Christine also mentions Tim Martin's newspaper regarding sourcing drinks from outside of the EU, which can already be done freely. There's no EU duty of beer or spirits.
Food prices will go up, not down, after a no-deal Brexit – despite what Jacob Rees-Mogg says 07/01/2019
Could Brexit mean cheaper food on our supermarket shelves? The idea has been propagated by politicians such as Jacob Rees-Mogg and business people like JD Wetherspoon’s owner Tim Martin, who promised lower prices in his “Beermat Manifesto”.
Tim Martin on Question Time - taken apart 01/12/2018
A few days back, Tim Martin appeared on Question time. A 1-min clip of his performance has gone viral on Twitter. So error-packed was that one minute, that we should take the time to dissect it to bits...
Select committee says government needs contingency plans to protect consumers and businesses from impact from tariffs. / Food prices could rise sharply and farming businesses could be wiped out at the end of a Brexit transition period, a House of Commons committee has warned.
The boss of the JD Wetherspoon pub chain has used a half-year earnings report to attack the anti-Brexit “establishment” after company profits plummeted 19 per cent.
I work at a Wetherspoons in grim conditions – and Tim Martin's clueless Brexit bleating is driving me mad 23/01/2019
The pub chain's poorly treated staff are expected to distribute a political outlook that puts our life chances at risk.
Richard Porritt, Steve Anglesey and Geri Scott return to review another chaotic week on Planet Brexit. This week Steve sits down over a pint of ale with mad Brexiteer and Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin.
The sole economic modelling exercise showing material benefits for the UK from Brexit has been debunked as “doubly misleading”, further demolishing the argument that for Britain “no deal would be better than a bad deal” when it comes to the EU.