I’m going on hunger strike from today. I’m not allowing myself anything but sips of water.
Why? This is not some George Osborne-inspired weight-loss plan. No. I’m following the Guantánamo diet in solidarity with two men who are being slowly starved to death by President Trump.
His administration has changed its practice towards detainees who choose to refuse food in protest at their incarceration. Previously they were force-fed, a cruel and inhuman punishment in itself. Now they are no longer fed at all. Make no mistake, these men will die at the hands of Donald Trump if nothing is done.
Perhaps the clarity of mind that hunger brings will aid his logic. Not force-feeding someone is not killing them.