Failure would betray Lyra’s memory: Hain

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Former Secretary of State, Peter Hain, has said politicians will betray the memory of the late Lyra McKee if they fail to do a deal and get power-sharing up and running.

The Labour Party peer said it would be a “shameful betrayal of the fine memory of Lyra McKee if the parties - both the DUP and Sinn Féin - do not bear in mind what she stood for and reach an agreement”.

He said the next British Prime Minister needed to be personally involved in the power-sharing talks.

“He must get directly involved and convene a summit, because that is sometimes the only way to crack these problems,” he said.