Martin warns Boris: 'No more negotiations. It's time to walk away'

Founder of JD Wetherspoon Tim Martin has warned any new prime minister not to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement negotiations and to leave on WTO terms on October 31st.

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Martin, an ardent Brexiteer, told “The majority of Brexiteers believe that No Deal is a much better way to leave.

“The real danger is that Boris signs an agreement to leave and 90% of the current Withdrawal Agreement gets chucked in there with a couple of minor tweaks to the backstop.”

Martin remains sceptical of frontrunner Johnson admitting there is a “big danger” that “everyone gets behind him and then we don’t get what we want”.

He insists “everyone hates” Theresa May’s disastrous Brexit deal and warns Boris not to “go back and try to negotiate with Brussels yet again”.

“I’ve been in business long enough to know you have to know when to walk away”, he added.

Boris Johnson has claimed he is committed to the October 31st deadline, warning Conservative parliamentary colleagues at his leadership launch: “Kick the can again and we kick the bucket”.

The winner of the leadership race is due to be announced on July 22nd.