Uncertainty over union's future 'damaging', says Danny Alexander
Uncertainty surrounding a future independence referendum is damaging the Scottish and UK economy, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has claimed.
Danny Alexander has become involved in a war of words between Westminster and Scots Finance Secretary John Swinney.
Mr Swinney has accused the UK government of talking down Scotland.
In a letter to Mr Swinney, Mr Alexander said the last thing needed was "a self-inflicted wound by the Scottish government".
Here, Mr Alexander spoke to BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland presenter Gary Robertson.
23 Nov 2011
- From the section Scotland politics