'I am a Republican', the Shadow Chancellor says.
The hunger strike in 1981 drew the attention of the world on Northern Ireland.
There is no moving footage of Bobby Sands. Even as an elected MP, the combination of his youth and the machinations of the
Thatcher still manages to divide opinion in a way that no other British leader has achieved. Even Tony Blair's false wars don't create the same kind of hatred.
With 2000 Palestinians currently on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, hundreds of them in Nafha, Bobby Sands and the other nine who died on hunger strike over 30 years ago continue to provide inspiration to political prisoners everywhere.
Prime minister Margaret Thatcher's secret attempts to end the IRA hunger strikes are revealed in official documents made