JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has said that Boris Johnson will make a good prime minster, and said that Johnson’s premiership “could be a useful string to the Brexit bow.”
Martin told the PA news agency from the Metropolitan Bar,, “I think that the reality is that the next prime minister is going to come from the Tory party and Boris has a very close association with Brexit having led the campaign to leave during the referendum.
“I have known him since then and I think he could be a useful string in the Brexit bow.”
The pub firm’s chairman said he was impressed with Mr Johnson’s record as Spectator editor, mayor of London and Vote Leave frontman.
“I think he can be a good prime minister because he has had another job, he has been a magazine editor for a long time which is a tough gig, he has been mayor of London and he was very successful in leading the referendum campaign.
“So, I think he’s a winner. Can he deliver Brexit? I hope that he can.
“He has got to overcome the Oxbridge Remainers who dominate all the political parties in Parliament and that’s not easy.”
He added, “I think he is an impressive guy personally. In spite of what people say, he’s a hard worker, he is charismatic, he has got strong liberal views – which is not what everyone says but it’s definitely true.
“I think he would make a good prime minister.”