LIZ Truss's disastrous radio interviews show that the Prime Minister is "completely out of touch with Scotland" and she should act now or step aside, the SNP has said. 

The PM was quizzed by journalists at eight local BBC radio stations in England on Thursday morning as the fall-out from Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-budget continued to grow. 

After four days of silence as the pound fell and the Bank of England was forced to intervene to stop "mass insolvencies" of pension pots, Truss argued that her government had taken "urgent action" to get the economy going and defended the moves. 

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The PM also mixed up "basic facts" about her government's energy price cap policy on seven occasions during the broadcast round. 

It comes as the Scottish Greens have called for Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross to "disown" the Chancellor and share his party's position on the policies. 

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford MP said the Prime Minister must recall parliament immediately and bring forward an emergency statement to reverse the damage she has caused - or step aside and give someone else a chance to do the right thing.

He said: "The Tory government has taken a wrecking ball to the UK economy - and put beyond doubt that independence is the only way to keep Scotland safe from the damage of Westminster control and get rid of the Tories for good.

"Liz Truss has shown she is reckless, clueless and completely out of touch with people in Scotland - who are increasingly worried about the impact of the disastrous Tory budget on their mortgages, pensions, and household budgets.

"Parliament must be recalled immediately and an emergency statement must be brought forward to reverse the damage of the Tory budget and prevent a catastrophic economic crash.

"If this tin-eared Prime Minister refuses to act - then she should step aside and let someone else do the right thing before millions of people suffer.

"No one will feel reassured after the Prime Minister's car crash radio interviews this morning - and the longer she refuses to act the more damage she will do.

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"People in Scotland are getting a very clear message from the UK government - your homes, your pensions, your incomes are not safe under Westminster control. Independence is the only way to protect Scotland's economy and build a fairer future."

Meanwhile, the Scottish Greens said the Scottish Tories had a moral obligation to share their position with the electorate given the seriousness of the economic crisis. 

Greer said: “Given the impacts on Scotland’s finances of this disastrous ‘mini-budget’, the Scottish Tories must tell the public where they stand. Does the Chancellor still have their support despite the monumental damage he is causing?

“Tory MSPs have a moral obligation to explain their position to those who’ve suddenly found themselves unable to get a mortgage and those whose mortgage costs are about to skyrocket, to the businesses unable to access funding and to people unable to heat their homes this winter.

“Kwasi Kwarteng may very well go down as the worst Chancellor in modern history. With the pound collapsing and the UK becoming an economic pariah state, Douglas Ross needs to either be honest about the fact that he supports him, or call on his Prime Minister to sack him.”

The Scottish Tories have been contacted for comment.