A junior moment

John Hume junior has taken a very different professional path from the one taken by his father

3rd April, 2016
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John Hume jr at his office in London

Politics can be a conspicuously dynastic art, handed down to younger generations who learn the ropes early and trade on the currency of a family name.

John Hume junior is different. The son and namesake of the former SDLP leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner and arguably the most successful Irish politician of the last half-century has never been tempted to carry on such a rich political bloodline.

Instead, he has chosen to operate in the...

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