Bush in London
And he brings an entourage of 700 with him. That’s your tax dollars paying for this armed-to-the-teeth visit to an alleged friendly ally.
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British dislike Bush, not US, Times of London poll
The British public is not anti-American. Voters are hostile to President Bush. But repeated opinion polls have shown that people clearly distinguish between the current President and his Administrationâ€™s policies, and their underlying liking for Americans and the US.
Three fifths of the public think that Mr Bush is â€œnot very intelligentâ€, â€œnot very well informed about the worldâ€, and a danger to world peace. Moreover, more than half the public in the Newsweek poll do not have much or any confidence in the ability of the US to act responsibly as the worldâ€™s sole superpower.
Via ProRev newsletter
The Cost of Bush
GUARDIAN – Claiming that the cost of policing for the visit would add £2 to the average London council tax bill, [London mayor Ken] Livingstone said this morning: “I think most Londoners would be happy to give £4 for him not to come.”