Nicola Sturgeon: transphobia in SNP is 'not acceptable' – video

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Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister, insisted transphobia should be treated with the same 'zero tolerance' applied to racism or homophobia in a message aimed at younger people leaving the Scottish National party over a perceived failure to tackle the issue. In what she described as an unplanned statement posted to Twitter, she asked them to 'return home'. 'It grieves me deeply that you have reached this conclusion because you consider at this stage the SNP not to be a safe, tolerant or welcoming place for trans people,' Sturgeon said. 'That is not acceptable to me.'

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