Thankfully The Devil's Kitchen has a rather good bit on how the EU has declared minimum pricing to be illegal.
Cigarette price-fixing infringes EU law
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Irish legislation fixing a minimum retail price for cigarettes infringes EU law.
The legislation here breaches Directive 95/59 which has rules on excise duty affecting the consumption of tobacco products.
Best of all was this bit:
So do be a good chap Don and fuck the fuck off out of our lives, no one has voted for you to dictate to us on drinks or matters political; or your fake charity Alcohol Concern that is funded by government handout's to spout lies and half truths.
Without taxpayer cash your so called charity would dry up and blow away in the wind like an old dog turd.