Colum Eastwood: We must never forget John Hume’s role

Colum Eastwood: We must never forget John Hume’s role
John Hume, former leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, in front of the Stormont Building, where he helped secure the Good Friday Agreement

The broad vision of the former leader of the SDLP was at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement and two decades later it is even more relevant than ever, here and across the European continent, in these uncertain times

During a session at Queens University’s excellent 20th anniversary commemoration of the Good Friday Agreement, President Bill Clinton described its architecture as a work of “surpassing genius”.

President Clinton has always been known for the insight and the originality of his language but he has never been known for needless exaggeration. He wasn’t just being polite, he truly meant it. Clinton’s glowing and genuine analysis of the 1998 Agreement was undoubtedly influenced by his...

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