Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin will be visiting a Croydon branch next week as part of his nationwide tour selling Brexit to the people.

Mr Martin will be visiting over 100 pubs across the county over the next two months, putting forward the case that leaving the EU without a deal offers 'huge economic advantages.'

He will visit the Skylark in South End on December 7, meeting customers and local press to convince doubters that signing up for a deal with the EU, which could keep the UK in customs union, would be a mistake.

Mr Martin said: “Now that the details of the appalling deal, negotiated by the Downing Street kitchen cabinet have become clear, it is certain the UK will be financially far better off by choosing no deal.

“The hard mathematics demonstrate beyond doubt that no deal leaves the public and the UK better-off on day one after Brexit.

“The UK will immediately gain by non-payment of the proposed £39 billion, for which lawyers have repeatedly confirmed there is no legal liability.

“No deal also allows parliament, on 29 March 2019, to slash import taxes (tariffs) on over 12,000 non-EU products, including oranges, rice, coffee, wine and children’s clothes.

“Ending these tariffs will immediately reduce shop prices to UK consumers.

“There is no loss of income to the government from slashing these tariffs, since the proceeds are currently remitted to Brussels.

“Most importantly, no deal allows the UK to regain control of historic fishing grounds, where 60 per cent of fish today are landed by EU boats.

"Also, the UK will be more democratic. Democracy and free trade provide economic steroids for the future.

“In reality, Theresa May’s deal is a mechanism for remaining trapped in an undemocratic and financially inefficient system.”

Mr Martin argues that leaving without a deal will enable the UK to adopt the free trade approach of countries like New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Israel.

Just yesterday new government analysis suggested the UK will be poorer economically under any form of Brexit compared with staying in the EU, particularly in a no-deal scenario.

Official figures say the UK economy could be up to 3.9% smaller after 15 years under Theresa May's Brexit plan.

The new estimates indicate a no-deal Brexit could deliver a 9.3% hit to the economy.

Mr Martin will speaking at the Skylark in South End for an hour on December 7 starting at 2.30pm.