George Osborne's stance on a currency union with Scotland has "backfired" according to First Minister Alex Salmond.
Speaking to business leaders today Mr Salmond said Mr Osborne's speech had been received "poorly" in Scotland.
He said: "Phone-ins, newspaper polls taken after the Chancellor's statement indicated his diktat had backfired badly.
"People do become sick and tired of the succession of day-tripping Conservative ministers flying up to Scotland to deliver lectures and then flying back to Westminster again."
More top news
Culture Secretary is mulling over a bar on the broadcaster going head-to-head with commercial rivals as part of the review of its charter.
EastEnders stalwart Dame Barbara, 78, is leaving the soap and her final episodes as Peggy Mitchell will be shown in just over a week.
The victims, named as Jamonicka Johnson, Von Johnson Jr., Devonte Asberry, Venetia Asberry, and Lenda Asberry, drowned in Texas.