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So Whose Footing The Bill This Time?

Steve
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So Whose Footing The Bill This Time?

Barack Obama coming to UK on state visit in May
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Buckingham Palace has confirmed that US President Barack Obama will come to Britain on a state visit in May.
It is the first state visit by a US president since that of President George W Bush and his wife, Laura, in 2003.
President Obama came to the UK for the G20 summit in 2009 but that was not a state visit.
In July last year David Cameron visited Washington and met Mr Obama, who has now agreed to visit London on 24 May.

More Here...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12497265
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Re: So Whose Footing The Bill This Time?

give you three guesses...
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Re: So Whose Footing The Bill This Time?

He was on TV today saying about some american being in Pakistan and how Pakistan has no right to prosecute him for committing some crime while he was there. Strange, since america thinks they can prosecute anyone outside of their own country in other countries where they have no power.
Double standards?
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Yup, thats the one.
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Re: So Whose Footing The Bill This Time?

I see Obama will stay at one of the Queen's pads.
In the past I've seen Presidents stay at Winfield House, in Regents Park, which is the Ambassador's house.
Years ago I was coming out of Hyde Park, onto Bayswater Road, when Reagan's cavalcade swept into the park. Amazing number of vehicles for one person.
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Re: So Whose Footing The Bill This Time?

Prior to the visit the US will ship over a number of vehicles for use by the President.
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I wonder if this was for the advance party http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-12498291
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Quote from: artificer
give you three guesses...
Well the state visit Is funded by the royal purse, his security is always his own & the UK presence of police will be from the SPQ & RPS, no extra tax payer cost. The Royal Wedding is being paid in full by both families & the policing is being paid for by the Queen again.
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I wonder if this was for the advance party http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-12498291

thats called putting the boot in
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Re: So Whose Footing The Bill This Time?

That shoe looks like it belongs to the foot former Prez. Gee Whizz Bush regularly put in his mouth