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What I am about to say has no bearing on whether I was pro or anti the war in Iraq oy my personnal opinion about George Bush.

George Bush is the democratically elected (I think? although the ref did call for video evidance)leader of the USA. So like any other statesmen, he is in order to pay a diplomatic visit to another country.

At the same time people who hate his guts have a right to peacefully demonstrate in a law abiding fashion. Ken Livingstone is also a democratcally elected leader and what ever his personnal thoughts are on the aforemetioned subjects, has a duty in his position to act appropriatley when the leader of another country comes to Town.

I undertstand certain Unions are organising denmo's next week. If I was a member of such a union I would not be very happy. The purpose of a Union is to look after the employment intrests of it's members, and the funds going in from it's members should be spent on that. What the hell has George Bush's visit got to do with this. Have the membership voted for their money to be spent in such away.

I don't suppose any Union's or Ken for that matter would have endorsed an anti Martin McGuinness or Gerry Adams march when they visited now would they?

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Don't forget that the policing of this event is costing the tax payer in excess of four million pounds! Money well spent or not!!!!

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It is important to let everyone voice their opinions. It is also important for the leader of the USA to visit the UK. I agree that the unions should not be organising demonstrations. This is a matter for political organisations. The four million pounds are probably on the whole well spent.

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I could think of better ways of spending 4 mil!!!..like takin the Urchinetts to the Bahamas for 10 years!!!!

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Due to that woman climbing the gates at Buckingham Palace last night, the cost has apparently risen to 5.5 million. On this basis, if cancelled the Urchinetts could possibly have an additional week in Majorca!!!

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Due to that woman climbing the gates at Buckingham Palace last night, the cost has apparently risen to 5.5 million. On this basis, if cancelled the Urchinetts could possibly have an additional week in Majorca!!!


[color:"blue"] Just pay the 5.5 million and let 'em have a wet weekend in Bognor Regis !

Joking apart, I agree with most that has been written above.
Putting politics to one side, remember that we did support the U.S.A. in the removal of a tyrant. It's just sad that more members of the armed forces have died AFTER the so-called ceasefire, but I'm afraid this is what happens when you wage war against 'unseen' terrorists !

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did george bush visit? i figured thats why Slough's game was delayed on the evening that Mr Bush was to arrive, due to the high number of infidels who would have used rocket launchers at Stag Meadow that evening




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