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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]
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