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Rt Hon Baroness Scotland

Rt Hon Baroness Scotland

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First broadcast: Sun 06 Dec 2009

Attorney General, Politician - Labour

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland.

She is the government's chief law officer, a position as significant as it is isolated. She was on course to be the first female High Court judge before a life in politics intervened and she joined the government. Before she took on her current role she thought she understood the pressures that came with it. In fact, she says, that only became evident once she was in office: 'It is a huge responsibility and it is, and it always will be, a fairly lonely one'.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Pie Jesu (from Requiem)

Soloist: Sarah Brightman, Paul Miles-Kingston

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Book

A bound version of her children's (and their cousins') prose and poems. by

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Luxury item

A luxurious bathroom

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