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Emily Davison

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On bbc radio now it’s confirmed.
 

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It is being reported by RTE that former SDLP Leader and Nobel Laureate John Hume has died.
On BBC Radio Ulster now
I was just talking about this the other day, discussing if the GFA hadn’t been signed then what would both countries look like and would those in power at the moment have the will and ability to achieve something like that now.
He is someone who will have an enduring legacy on the Island of Ireland, and rightly so. From the 1994 meeting to the signing of the GFA, it was to the credit of all involved what they achieved. He certainly deserved to rest in peace, having helped bring it to so many.
 

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It is being reported by RTE that former SDLP Leader and Nobel Laureate John Hume has died.
On BBC Radio Ulster now
An absolute Giant, deserves to be better known worldwide.

RIP

Although it was taken some knocks, we are living in the Ireland that was mainly his vision, and what he worked for. Can be compared with Martin Luther King, and with John Lewis, who also died recently.
 

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A good man who did what he could and achieved much for civil rights of his fellow Irishmen and women in the North. I don’t think his words alone could have got the Brits around the negotiating table but he provided them a public reason to sit down and talk. He also provides some, especially in the Southern media establishment, an avenue to project their Irish nationalism without sounding too Shinner like.
 

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Ultimately his legacy will be the destruction of the party he created. A good man but, in political terms, a failure.
 

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Is this the same John Hume who was so viciously traduced by FF, Labour and in particular by FG?

John Bruton's political adviser at the time, Eoghan Harris, said “If we persist with the peace process it will end with sectarian slaughter in the North, with bombs in Dublin, Cork and Galway, and with the ruthless reign by provisional gangs over the ghettos of Dublin. The only way to avoid this abyss is to cut the cord to John Hume”.

RIP John Hume.
 

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Is this the same John Hume who was so viciously traduced by FF, Labour and in particular by FG?

John Bruton's political adviser at the time, Eoghan Harris, said “If we persist with the peace process it will end with sectarian slaughter in the North, with bombs in Dublin, Cork and Galway, and with the ruthless reign by provisional gangs over the ghettos of Dublin. The only way to avoid this abyss is to cut the cord to John Hume”.

RIP John Hume.
Harris may not have liked Hume, but at least he didn’t consider killing him, eh?


It’s pretty nauseating seeing Provo supporters praising Hume now, given how viscously they attacked him in the 70s and 80s
 

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Harris may not have liked Hume, but at least he didn’t consider killing him, eh?


It’s pretty nauseating seeing Provo supporters praising Hume now, given how viscously they attacked him in the 70s and 80s
The source for that story is Suzanne Breen and Sean O'Callaghan, you should be blushing. Think fantasy Island and Jackanory and you are in the right direction.

That you dug up a 23 year old non-story says more about you.
 

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Harris may not have liked Hume, but at least he didn’t consider killing him, eh?


It’s pretty nauseating seeing Provo supporters praising Hume now, given how viscously they attacked him in the 70s and 80s
That's utter nonsense. And you know it is.
 

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A courageous man, not much doubt about that, whatever your view on his political stance.
 

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Did constitutional politics really bring the British to the negotiating table or the two bombings of the City of London?

Methinks it was the latter.

Like O'Connell and Parnell before him, constitutional politics only ever brought the Irish two steps forwards and one step back.
 

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