WETHERSPOONS boss Tim Martin has urged the government to set up some sort of ‘Union of Europe’ to solve his shortage of pub staff.
Under the scheme, controlled by Britain, European workers would be invited to come to the UK, lured by the prospect of serving beer to old men from 9am in the morning for low wages.
Martin said: “As a patriotic Englishman, I’m proud that my fellow Brits refuse to demean themselves by working in the sort of places I run. However, it does mean we’re short of hands to serve the cheapo fried breakfasts.
“With my ‘Union Of Europe’, young foreigners could come over here free from the bureaucratic red tape the EU has suddenly decided to impose.
“We could go back to the good old days of a few years ago when there was a plentiful supply of European labour and you never had to wait long for your microwaved chicken korma.
“There could be other benefits like free trade, which the EU has properly buggered up this year. Stuff the EU. Join the ‘Union of Europe’, or ‘European Union’ for short.”