Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said:
“Liz Truss will be a disaster of a Prime Minister after she committed to the race to the right and to imposing damaging policies on Scotland against our will.
“The Tories have wasted far too much time in making this decision and have left a zombie government doing nothing in the interim to help my constituents as the cost-of-living crisis worsens.
“So far, the plans put forward by the new Tory leader barely scratch the surface of what is needed to ensure no one is left unable to feed their families or heat their homes this winter.
“Scotland wants a different future to the one being imposed under harmful Westminster control. The only way to escape the damage of Brexit, protect people’s livelihoods and deliver meaningful change is to become an independent country.”