Former first minister Alex Salmond said he has no regrets after joking that he would be writing the next Labour Party budget.
Salmond said he had merely been "poking fun" with the remark as he criticised David Cameron for his "po-faced" response to it.
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The Prime Minister tweeted a video, apparently filmed at an SNP event on April 13, in which Salmond tells the crowd he had heard a Labour spokesman say that Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy would not be writing the party's budget.
Asked by BBC Radio Scotland if he regretted making the remarks, Salmond said, "Not in the slightest. I was making fun, poking fun, at the Tory claim that I'd be writing the Labour Party's budget. It was a joke, it was taken as a joke and people saw it as that."
David Cameron has shared a video of Alex Salmond in which he says: "I'm writing the Labour party budget."
The short clip from an amateur video was posted to Twitter shortly after Mr Cameron made a comment on This Morning comparing the former SNP leader to a pickpocket.
David Cameron has been caught referring to Alex Salmond as a pickpocket.
The Prime Minister had just finished an interview on This Morning and Phillip Schofield was introducing the next item on the programme when Mr Cameron can be heard making the comment off-camera.
Schofield was introducing crime expert James Freedman and said: "Up next a man who can pinch your wallet, your watch and even your tie without you ever noticing."
To which Mr Cameron can be clearly heard saying: "Who's that Alex Salmond?"
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Scotland's former First Minister Alex Salmond has confirmed he will stand for a seat at Westminster.
Mr Salmond said he was finding it "impossible to stand on the sidelines".
ITV News Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports.
Malcolm Bruce, the Lib Dem MP for Gordon, said he was sure his constituents would be "delighted" to have the chance to reject Alex Salmond at the next election.
''People in Gordon rejected the First Minister's independence plans overwhelmingly at the referendum," Bruce said.
''I am sure that they would be delighted to have the chance to reject him again in May. Bring it on.''
Former Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond was met with rapturous applause as he formally launched his bid for a seat in Westminster at next year's General Election.
Alex Salmond has confirmed his candidacy for a seat in Westminster at next year's General Election.
The former Scotland First Minister formally announced his hopes to become the SNP's candidate for the Gordon constituency at an event in Aberdeenshire.
Scotland's former First Minister Alex Salmond is to stand for a seat in Westminster at next year's General Election.
The ex-SNP leader is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the Gordon constituency on Sunday.
The seat is currently held by Lib Dem MP Sir Malcolm Bruce, who is retiring next May.
Alex Salmond's spokesman has made light of pictures appearing to show an effigy of Scotland's outgoing First Minister being exploded at a bonfire parade.
Sussex Police said the figure of Mr Salmond would be withdrawn from the Lewes display after social media complaints, yet images from the crowd appeared to show it being blown up.
As well as the SNP being all over Scotland, Alex Salmond is now all over East Sussex.