Demanding that his pubs be kept open as the Coronavirus crisis took hold was bad enough - and shameless with it, putting the enrichment of Himself Personally Now above the welfare of his staff. Then, not paying his staff and suggesting they go and apply to Tesco made him look worse. At that point, it might have been thought that Tim Martin, main man of the Wetherspoon pub chain, could not make matters worse.has spelt it out. "JD Wetherspoon has said it does not intend to pay money owed to its suppliers until after its pubs reopen following the coronavirus crisis. In an email sent to suppliers and seen by Footprint, the pub chain said: ‘We are asking for a moratorium on payments, until the pubs reopen, at which point we intend to clear outstanding payments, within a short timeframe.’” They’re stiffing their suppliers.
Not only has the Spoons chairman behaved appallingly, he may have ensured that, after the Covid-19 crisis is over, CAMRA decide they can get along without him. You want to sell beer, so alienate people, er, who promote drinking it. What a complete dummy.
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