Ray has just come in to wish me luck, he hopes I won’t get arrested. Sadly work prevents him joining me on the Guantanamo demo organised by Amnesty today in Edinburgh, London and Belfast.

Once Tommy arrives I shall go and collect the six orange boiler suits I booked online in an impulsive moment before Hogmanay. Now it looks as if I will have three or four to spare. Still, according to the email from Amnesty, there will be 140 of us kneeling in front of the American Consulate in Edinburgh when the 1 o’clock gun sounds from the castle. That should make a good picture.