Sunday, 14 October 2012

Scottish minimum pricing shelved

The Scotsman

"Plans to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol in Scotland have been postponed indefinitely by ministers as a result of a growing legal challenge to the controversial move."

Heeheehee!

I'll break out a bottle of McEwan's Export to celebrate.

And surely this shelves it in England and Wales too until the legal issues are resolved.

Edit 22/10/12: and confirmation today from neo-Prohibitionist fake Tory Dr Sarah Wollaston that minimum pricing has been kicked into the long grass south of the border by legal challenges.

3 comments:

  1. Woo! And indeed, Hoo!

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  2. We await the next plan to keep the jocks off the sauce.

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  3. It's been a non-starter since 24 January 1978 ... http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:61977J0082:EN:HTML

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