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?