Attack on peacemaker John Hume leaves a sour taste

John Hume at the launch of a new book dedicated to his work with authors Sean Farren and Denis Haughey and also former SDLP leader Mark Durkan MP.
IF this is the season of goodwill no one told Seamus Mallon, his interview with William Crawley on BBC Radio Ulster this week calling into question the achievements of former SDLP leader John Hume made for difficult listening. While now a very ill man John Hume was once a political colossus who helped secure peace and placed saving lives ahead of his own political ambitions. Going against the advice of many within his own party he entered into talks with Sinn Féin that resulted in the Hume/Adams document of 1993 which is widely accepted as paving the way for the Good Friday Agreem[...]

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