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?