Minimum booze price would be 'illegal'

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The controversy surrounding a proposed minimum price on alcohol stepped up a gear at the weekend with the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA) claiming that such a move would be 'illegal.'

David Cameron is considering a price cap to battle the nation's binge drinking culture, yet the whisky producers have warned that the proposal is likely to be challenged under European law.