MICK HUME: Why should we have to pay this price of vaccination passports for freedom? 

What price a pint of beer in Covid Britain?  If government plans for ‘vaccination passports’ go ahead, requiring us to confirm our health status before being allowed into pubs and other venues, the cost in terms of our civil liberties and privacy could prove unpalatably high even for us beer-loving Brits. After enduring draconian lockdown … Read more

MICK HUME: Why the Online Harms Bill could lead us into a new era of sinister state censorship

As the old proverb says, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Those words certainly apply to the Online Safety Bill, a sweeping measure that, in the name of public safety, could actually herald a new era of sinister state censorship. Freedom of speech is already under grave threat in this country, and … Read more

University of Edinburgh under fire after renaming tower commemorating David Hume

The University of Edinburgh has come under fire after it renamed a tower bearing the name of 18th century philosopher David Hume over his links to slavery.  The David Hume Tower will now be known as 40 George Square, the university confirmed, following pressure from activists, despite a petition amassing less than 2,000 signatures.  The campaign … Read more

aoiseach Micheal Martin is among politicians and family at funeral of ex-SDLP leader John Hume

Taoiseach Micheal Martin was among those present this morning for the funeral of John Hume, the former SDLP leader who helped forge the Good Friday Agreement.  Mourners began arriving at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Londonderry an hour before the beginning of today’s scaled-back service. Among those attending the requiem mass was Ireland’s President Michael D … Read more

Body of former SDLP leader John Hume arrives at cathedral ahead of funeral

A socially distanced crowd gathered as the body of John Hume arrived in Londonderry on Tuesday night, ahead of his funeral. Members of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) he led for two decades formed a guard of honour in black face masks, holding lit candles as his cortege arrived at St Eugene’s Cathedral … Read more

Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume dies at 83 

BREAKING: Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume dies at 83 John Hume, who was the former leader of the SDLP, has died at the age of 83  By James Robinson for MailOnline Published: 09:26 BST, 3 August 2020 | Updated: 09:33 BST, 3 August 2020 Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace … Read more