Drinkers at Wetherspoon pubs in Sheffield are to be encouraged to vote for the UK to leave the European Union.
The chain has printed 200,000 beer mats arguing for the UK to leave the EU which will be sent out to the company’s 920 pubs across the country in the run-up to the referendum on June 23.
The beer mat has a message on both sides, which is signed by Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin, a strong believer in leaving the EU.
The pub chain has also dedicated the majority of the latest issue of its company magazine to the debate on the referendum.
The beer mat message draws attention to governance issues with senior staff at the International Monetary Fund and asks why UK voters should trust the views of its managing director, Christine Lagarde, who has voiced her support for the Remain group.
Mr 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.”