Scotland's Sturgeon calls for parliament to sit over market crisis

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks as she meets staff at the new offices of Social Security Scotland during a visit to mark a significant jobs announcement for Dundee and Scotland, in Dundee, Scotland, Britain September 29, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called for the Westminster parliament to be recalled to hold an emergency session after financial markets continued to reverberate following Friday's mini-budget.

"It's hard to overstate the scale of the economic crisis caused by Friday's UK budget," she said on Twitter. "While the very richest get tax cuts, ordinary people - already hit by soaring inflation - are about to be hit by rising interest rates.

"The House of Commons should be in emergency session now."

Reporting by Kate Holton, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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