PM must 'challenge Trump directly' over US Scotch whisky tax

Thousands of jobs, many in rural Scotland, could be at risk from 25% tariff, say MPs

MPs are calling on Boris Johnson to intervene directly with Donald Trump to prevent the US slapping punitive tariffs of 25% on Scotch whisky exports later this month.

The US announced last week that Scotch whisky would be among a range of European goods subject to hefty import taxes from 18 October, as it hits back against the EU in the long-running trade dispute over subsidies for Airbus.

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