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    Default What is the Unionist opinion of John Hume?

    Although I’m not a Stoop, I’ve always had great admiration for John Hume. I was of the impression he was one of the very few (perhaps the only) politician in the six counties who could command respect and admiration from all communities. Indeed, many would credit him as the main architect of the relative peace that is now enjoyed in the north.

    Nonetheless, this impression is seemingly not held within certain sections of unionism.

    Although I’m not going to quote individuals, I have seen some claiming they have more respect for Adams and McGuinness than they do for Hume. Alas, this view was also echoed by Gregory Campbell, thus it must have some credence within political unionism outwith the realms of p.ie.

    But why or how exactly is Hume viewed in this way?

    What is the general unionist opinion of Hume?

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    Baron Trimble's sidekick for the Noble peace Prize...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    Indifference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jack View Post
    Although I’m not going to quote individuals, I have seen some claiming they have more respect for Adams and McGuinness than they do for Hume. Alas, this view was also echoed by Gregory Campbell, thus it must have some credence within political unionism outwith the realms of p.ie.
    In a segment of the Derry Journal that goes back to yesteryear around Christmas 2011, it went back to the 1980's with articles and quotes from Gregory Campbell and his abhorrent attitude towards John Hume. He said he respected Gerry Adams more

    It's bitterness. An actual peacemaker and human rights fighter who exposed the vile filth and repression of their corrupt and sectarian statelet



    CAIN: the bogside artists - the john hume mural

    And it's no surprise that he same folk have an irrational hate towards Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa too

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    Self serving, contributed to and prolonged the troubles by his games, destroyed the SDLP as a left-leaning party that could have helped take us out of tribal sectarian politics. Used the provos and ultimately they destroyed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddiefly View Post
    Nasty nasty little bigot , what a unhappy mix of total failure you are .
    A useful contribution to the discussion

    Hume was a knights man. That was central to understanding him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddiefly View Post
    Nasty nasty little bigot , what a unhappy mix of total failure you are .
    You may not agree with the opinion offerred but it's rather pathetic to just churn out an insult. Are you not interested as to why Cruimh has this view?

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    What's a "knights man"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonish View Post
    What's a "knights man"?
    I suspect this is what he's on about. I doubt it'd have been a problem if Lizzie had done the knighting.


    BBC News - John Hume knighted by Pope Benedict

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonish View Post
    What's a "knights man"?
    It's some sort of Catholic organisation. Some Unionists seem to have a serious problem with anything to do with the Catholic church.
    Police ombudsman Nula O'loan - We found collusion on a massive scale, murders, intimidation, directing terrorism, attempted murder, drug smuggling, the list of crimes is endless..

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