"Westminster will hand down hard medicine"

First Minister for Scotland, Alex Salmond has said that control of the Scottish economy will be the key issue in next year's election.

He said that "Westminster has reverted to an old policy that they know best and they're going to hand down hard medicine to Scotland".

The First Minister told Andrew Marr that Scots should have the responsibility to grow and manage their own economy.

Read the transcript of the full interview with Alex Salmond.

Watch the Andrew Marr Show programme in full.

BBC News