Perhaps because of her faith, Forbes is someone who appears to give these issues a great deal of thought. It’s not every day you hear a politician talking about “preaching tolerance,” for example, especially in the current febrile atmosphere.
“Tolerance can only exist between people who fundamentally disagree with each other,” she says.
“To preach tolerance means you must be willing to speak to and be open to the views you do not share. Tolerance cannot exist when everyone agrees, so if anyone cares about tolerance in the Scotland of 2022, then we need to be more comfortable debating and discussing challenging issues with people who fundamentally disagree with us.”