Commenting on the resignation of Liz Truss as Prime Minister, South Scotland Labour MSP Colin Smyth said, “ It is right that Liz Truss has resigned. Her premiership has been a catastrophic failure and sadly it’s ordinary families who are paying the price with higher mortgages and rising prices in the shops.

“But the truth is this entire discredited Tory government has to go.

“The next Tory leader- the third since the last election will have no mandate whatsoever to be Prime Minister – and should call a general election so that the people can decide.

“Locally we should never forget that Liz Truss leadership bid was backed by almost every Tory MP and MSP in the region and not one of them had the spine to call for her to quit even after weeks of economic damage. I think they owe their constituents an apology for their appalling judgement and getting it so badly wrong.”

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