THE founder of a popular pub chain is heading to Cumbria to talk about Brexit.

JD Wetherspoon's top boss Tim Martin is going on a tour of more than 100 of his pubs to promote a no-deal Brexit.

Mr Martin has been very outspoken about his support to leaving the EU and he will head to Cumbria later this month to meet customers.

On Wednesday, January 23, he will start his Cumbrian tour from Carlisle's Woodrow Wilson at 10:30am. He will then head to the Henry Bessemer in Workington at 1pm, the Bransty Arch in Whitehaven at 2.30pm and will end the day in Barrow-in-Furness with a 5pm talk at the Furness Railway.

Mr Martin disagrees with the Prime Minister Theresa May's draft Brexit deal. He instead believes a no-deal Brexit would benefit the country's economy.

Ahead of the 2016 referendum, Mr Martin printed and distributed beer mats in support of Brexit around his pubs all over the UK. In September, the chain announced it would increase its range of drinks from UK and non-EU producers across its 880 pubs in the run up to Brexit.

And in October, JD Wetherspoon also launched a poster campaign calling on the Prime Minister to get rid of tariffs post-Brexit.

Mr Martin said: "There will be a huge gain for business and consumers if the UK copies the free trade approach of countries like Singapore, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Israel, by slashing protectionist EU import taxes ('tariffs') on leaving the EU in March.

"It is not often that the Government can enrich the electorate without losing tax income, however, this is a rare example.

"These invisible tariffs are charged on over 12,000 non-EU products, including rice, oranges, coffee, wine and children's clothes. The proceeds are collected by the UK taxman and sent to Brussels.

"Ending tariffs will reduce shop and pub prices, improve living standards and will help non-EU suppliers, currently discouraged by tariffs, quotas and the extensive paraphernalia of EU protectionism."