U.S. tariffs on Scotch whisky "cannot be right": UK PM Johnson

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of single malt scotch whisky are pictured in a shop near Lausanne, Switzerland May 18, 2017. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said tariffs placed on Scottish malt whisky by the United States “cannot be right” and should be removed.

“We will continue to take a very robust line. It cannot be right that American consumers should continue to pay over the odds for Scotch (whisky),” Johnson told parliament.

“It cannot be right that this discrimination should continue and we will fight it every step of the way,” he said, adding he had already raised the matter several times with President Donald Trump.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by James Davey; editing by Kate Holton