Thursday, 4 March 2010

Minimum Pricing Fail?

In what could prove to be a fatal blow to the SNP's flagship minimum pricing, the European Court of Justice has ruled today that the minimum pricing of tobacco in Austria, Ireland, and France violates EU law.


Obviously, this refers to tobacco and not alcohol, but I'd suggest that a similar result would be forthcoming if a similar case was brought for alcohol.

The opinion on this does seem to have ebbed and flowed, but this may well be the final straw.

1 comment:

Calum Cashley said...

nah, that's a misunderstanding of the tobacco case - http://calumcashley.blogspot.com/2010/01/minimum-pricing.html