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Brexit hits the drinks list at UK pub chain Wetherspoon

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EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British pub chain JD Wetherspoon, run by one of Brexit's most fervent supporters, will sell more British and non-European drinks, shunning French champagne and offering British and American beer instead of German brews.Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin, who campaigned in favour of Britain's exit from the European Union, said the move was part of a push to make the group more competitive ahead of the country's planned departure from the EU's customs union. "The EU's customs union is a protectionist system which is widely misunderstood," Martin said. "It imposes tariffs on ...

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 13:12 IST