A day of two halves. Woke up feeling fine and walked all the way into town. Hunger strikes? Easy, I thought. Then in mid-afternoon my temperature suddenly shot up and I was hit with wave after wave of nausea and retching. As I sit shivering and writing this, I am now running a proper fever. I’ve cancelled all interviews for tomorrow morning, but I am determined if at all possible to make a live interview scheduled for the ITV news at 6.00 p.m. That’s a big one and should really help to raise Shaker’s profile a little bit more.
One thing really helps and has surprised me: those little comments of support, in person and on-line, for which I am truly grateful. I hadn’t thought that they would mean so much to me, but just to know that you are not doing something like this without anyone noticing really helps. In the same way, I hope that Shaker and the other prisoners get some news of the efforts that all of the hunger strikers in the Stand Fast for Justice campaign are making. They are all heroes. I hope it gives them the strength to hang on. Sorry. Got to stop writing now, can’t manage anymore.