The Brexit-backing chairman of the chain used a first-quarter trading statement to rip into German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
He accused them of putting European businesses at risk by telling them not to negotiate with UK companies and to adopt an “intransigent” attitude.
Mr Martin said: “I don’t think Wetherspoon or British buyers are in a weak position because we can switch from Swedish cider to British cider.
“So the people put in a weak position are the sellers and I think that is the paradox that has not been illustrated. The UK is in a much more powerful position than most economists would assume.”
He added: “J D Wetherspoon normally agrees on trade deals with suppliers for three to 10 years.
“If we, and companies like ours, are unable to agree on tariff-free transactions, it will inevitably result in a loss of business for European companies which have done nothing to deserve this outcome.”
Mr Martin, who regularly uses company results announcements to berate Remainers, added that the “ultimate sanction will be in the hands of UK consumers, should they take offence at the hectoring and bullying approach of Juncker and co”.
Report credit the Sun
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