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Wetherspoons’ boss was right to withhold wages

The media and the Twitterati have had a field day vilifying the founder and owner of pub chain Wetherspoons over his decision not to pay his staff in light of the coronavirus restrictions.

Tim Martin had sent an email to his 43,000 staff saying he could not afford to pay them in full, prompting protests online and off, claiming that he was ‘greedy’ and that he should ‘furlough’ the workforce instead of simply not paying them.

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