The politician John Hume died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Irish politician who founded the Social Democratic and Labour Party and was one of the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process. He was the first person to receive all three major peace awards: the Nobel Peace Prize, the Martin Luther King Award, and the Gandhi Peace Prize.
His wife was named Patricia.
The basic policy of the British Government was that since the majority of people in Northern Ireland wished to remain in the United Kingdom, that was that. We asked what would happen if the majority wanted something else, if the majority wanted to see Irish unity.
People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years.
I think that’s not a question that one can answer accurately. I read a whole range of books, quite a lot of history at the time, and still do read a lot. I read very widely.
The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear.
Before the arrival of the Credit Union, people who were from the poor background or a working class background couldn’t borrow from banks.