Monday 3 August 2020 / 12:27 PM Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer reacts to the news of John Hume’s death

Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, reacting to the news of John Hume’s death, said:

“It is deeply saddening to hear of the death of John Hume.

“Life across the island of Ireland is peaceful and more prosperous today because of his courage, vision and determination. He guided away from violence and towards justice, tolerance and democracy. He takes his rightful place in the pantheon of leaders whose legacy is of creating a better world for the next generation.

“My thoughts, and those of the Labour movement, are with Pat, John, Mo and the Hume Family.”