Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
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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.