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SNP's Alex Salmond calls for 'economic teeth'

Alex Salmond has urged the prime minister to improve plans on increasing Scotland's financial powers, after the SNP's landslide victory in the Scottish elections.

The Nationalists took 69 of the 129 seats to give them the parliament's first working majority. The SNP's finance spokesman, John Swinney, said the result increased pressure to strengthen the Scotland Bill, which is designed to create greater financial accountability at Holyrood.

Mr Salmond said further economic powers were vital to aid Scotland's recovery.