JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has strengthened his push for a UK exit from the EU by printing 200,000 beer mats for his pub chain attacking the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde.
The mats look to hit punters when they’re having their pints, raising questions about the effectiveness and motives of the IMF, which among other things, helped fund Greece’s bailout.
Lagarde, who remains in vocal opposition of the Brexit claiming it would harbour a“pretty bad to very, very bad” outcome for the UK, was the main focus of the beer mats aiming to bring Britain’s financial future into doubt if it remains part of the European Union.
It reads: “The governance issues within the IMF, are, in my opinion, very serious for UK citizens. The government has paraded a number of financial institutions in front of the public, who have, in my view, grossly distorted our financial prospects in the event of a Brexit.”
Each individual mat carries the signature of Martin and will feature in each of the chain’s 920 UK pubs.