Prime Minister David Cameron has taken to social media to show a video which “will shock you” of Alex Salmond joking about writing the Labour budget.
Salmond was speaking in support of SNP candidate for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, Ian Blackford, when he made the comments.
Salmond joked that he knew that the Scottish Labour leader would not be writing the Labour budget: “I knew that already, because I am writing the Labour party budget.”
However, David Cameron did not see the funny side of the joke – warning his followers on Twitter that the video would “shock” them.
This footage will shock you: Alex Salmond laughs & boasts he’ll write Labour’s budget. Vote Conservative to stop it.https://t.co/A6DGJtM8OM
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) April 22, 2015
Mr Salmond responded to Mr Cameron’s tweet by accusing the Prime Minister of having a “sense of humour by-pass”
The former First Minister said: “Instead of a few carefully stage managed appearances, David Cameron should try holding a few public meetings and meeting real people – and develop a sense of humour.
“The point made in a light hearted way was that Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy had been slapped down by his party bosses at Westminster and told that he would have no role in a Labour budget.
“David Cameron is clearly a Prime Minister with both a people by-pass and a sense of humour by-pass.”
In response to the suggestion that Mr Salmond would write the first Budget of an Ed Miliband government, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Sir Malcolm Bruce said: “A budget by Alex Salmond would result in the UK veering away from the path of economic recovery.
“Alex Salmond got it wrong in Scotland and now he threatens to get it wrong across the UK.
“The choice is clear. If people want a stronger Scotland in the UK, which has a responsible economic plan to deliver fairness, they must vote Lib Dem. In each of our eleven seats the only way to stop Alex Salmond’s reckless plans is to vote Lib Dem.”