Scotland’s Political Star, Nicola Sturgeon

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Sturgeon said more than 60,000 incidents of domestic violence are reported in Scotland each year. “What makes it much worse is that only one in five are reported so the scale of it is much, much bigger. I believe passionately that domestic violence is not only a symptom of gender inequality, of power and imbalance,” she told Harold Evans. “Domestic violence is also a cause of gender inequality and we can’t have equality unless we eradicate it.”

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