John Hume obituary | The Guardian – on August 3, 2020 at 11:11 am

Leading Northern Ireland politician awarded the Nobel peace prize for his part in the process that led to the Good Friday agreementJohn Hume, who has died aged 83, was the politician widely credited with crafting the Irish peace process. Although he never held high political office in Britain or Ireland, over almost 30 turbulent years he decisively influenced the way that successive British and Irish administrations handled their common Northern Ireland problem and monitored their efforts to quell the civil disorder and political deadlock.Driven by an acute understanding of history and a belief in “an agreed Ireland”, Hume envisaged an idyllic state in which everyone, both northerners and southerners, “reached an accommodation as to how we share this piece of earth”. Continue reading… Leading Northern Ireland politician awarded the Nobel peace prize for his part in the process that led to the Good Friday agreement

John Hume, who has died aged 83, was the politician widely credited with crafting the Irish peace process. Although he never held high political office in Britain or Ireland, over almost 30 turbulent years he decisively influenced the way that successive British and Irish administrations handled their common Northern Ireland problem and monitored their efforts to quell the civil disorder and political deadlock.

Driven by an acute understanding of history and a belief in “an agreed Ireland”, Hume envisaged an idyllic state in which everyone, both northerners and southerners, “reached an accommodation as to how we share this piece of earth”.

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