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Wetherspoon boss: Brexit would be good for Ireland

Bar chain has aggressively expanded into Irish market

22nd May, 2016

Europe’s policy of “ever-closer union” does not benefit Ireland, the chief executive of British pub giant JD Wetherspoon has said.

Tim Martin, who is a prominent campaigner on the ‘leave’ side of the Brexit debate, said his view is that Ireland and other countries “would do better if (the EU) was a common market, with free movement of people, and harmonisation of trading rules, but not an ever-closer union with laws...

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