You could say that the EU have 'saved the day' when it comes to the suggestions by Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson.
Because the proposals to have a minimum price on a unit of alcohol are, you'll never guess, against EU rules:
Mr Farage said "This would be an unlawful restriction on inter-community trade under Article 28. Whether you think this is a good thing or a bad thing is another matter entirely, but it's simply not in the competence of the UK government to do such a thing.
"It falls under the 75% of our laws that are made by foreigners in Brussels and which we have to obey whatever we think about them."
Mr Farage added: "Perhaps the British government should have a word or two with their senior civil servants and people like the Chief Medical Officer, to remind them how much of the power to make law in this country they've already given away?"
Note the date on that, too. yesterday. Plenty of time for some of our public broadcasters and large national publications to read it.
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