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SNP set for showdown over minimum pricing

Countries including Spain and France have said the minimum pricing policy is illegal and breaks free trade rules. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Countries including Spain and France have said the minimum pricing policy is illegal and breaks free trade rules. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

  • by EDDIE BARNES
 

THE SNP’s plan to bring in a minimum price for alcohol is likely to come to a showdown in the European courts, ministers have acknowledged for the first time, amid fresh evidence of international opposition to the proposal.

 

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