Commenting on the election of Liz Truss as Prime Minister, the Scottish Greens Co-leader, Lorna Slater MSP said:
"This is terrible news for Scotland and our environment."
“Liz Truss has supported every single one of Boris Johnson's most damaging decisions. Whether it was the Brexit deal that has curbed our right to travel while driving up prices, the cruel Universal Credit cut that has taken vital support away from thousands of the most vulnerable people and families, or his failure to act during the worst cost of living crisis for decades.”
“Her proposals for a major expansion of north sea oil drilling would leave us even more dependent on fossil fuels while doing real and lasting damage to our environment at a time when we should be investing in the renewable jobs of the future.”
“It doesn't need to be like this. Scotland has had far too many Tory Prime Ministers that we didn't vote for and can't remove. With the powers of independence we can finally take our future into our own hands and build a fairer, greener and better future.”