The Scotsman cartoon: SNP and alcohol pricing

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SNP plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol face a two year delay after a legal challenge was referred to a European court.

The challenge is being made by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) on the basis that it breaches European law on free trade and would damage the industry.

Meanwhile, in an interview for GQ Magazine, First Minister Alex Salmond said he was significantly worried about Scotland’s relationship with alcohol