Twitter rips JD Wetherspoon to shreds after they issue Brexit beer mats

Fancy a political lecture with your pint?

JD Wetherspoon beer pint
Pint Time for a (pricey) drink? Image Picture Matt Cardy/Getty

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has weighed into the Brexit debate by issuing 200,000 beer mats calling for the UK to leave the EU.

The beer mats will be available in the company’s 920 UK pubs before the 23 June referendum, and they’re calling into question International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde – specifically authorising a €400 million payment to Bernard Tapie, a supporter of her party.

Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin said: “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.

“Corporate governance at the IMF is clearly out of control and Christine Lagarde would have been obliged to resign at any normal plc or institution until the matters in question were resolved.

“The UK public have been asked to rely on her comments by both George Osborne and David Cameron in the forthcoming referendum and she must now answer the questions on the beer mats and others that the public may have.”

Naturally, social media has a lot to say on this particular turn of events for ‘Spoons. Here is a collection of the funniest and most pertinent Twitter reactions…

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