SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has "categorically" denied reports that claim she told the French Ambassador that she would rather see David Cameron win the general election.
The Daily Telegraph reported that it had seen an official memo which included details of a meeting in February between Miss Sturgeon and Sylvie Bermann, the French Ambassador to the UK.
According to an official account of their conversation seen by the newspaper, Sturgeon is reported to have said she would prefer Cameron to win the general election because Labour leader Ed Miliband is not “prime minister material”.
Miss Sturgeon tweeted the Daily Telegraph's Scottish Political Editor Simon Johnson shortly after the story was published on the newspaper's website tonight saying "your story is categorically, 100% untrue".
Responding to claims in the Telegraph a spokesperson for the First Minister said:
"As the First Minister has said, this story - which is based on a UK Government document - is categorically, 100 per cent untrue.
"It must be a belated April Fool. As Nicola has said on numerous occasions, she wants to see the back of a Tory government which is decisively rejected by the people of Scotland and unlike Labour, the SNP is the only party that had promised to lock David Cameron out of Downing Street."