Scotland Yard is in overall charge of security for Mr
Bush’s visit – which begins on Tuesday – and on Monday said it had
increased from 5,000 to 14,000 the number of officers it will have on
the streets during the visit.
Mr Bush will also be protected by hundreds of armed guards from the US.
They will not be granted diplomatic
immunity, and will be subject to the British legal system if they shoot
anybody, the Home Office has promised.
Not that I’m all that nostalgic for the days of presidential thuggery but COME ON, people. Assault rifles at health care events? Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean you should DO IT.