[Operation Manticore] – an apology (in advance) as Bush visits London:

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Independent – Campaigners accuse ministers over Bush visit: Anti-war campaigners have accused ministers of caving into American pressure by keeping protesters well away from a reception for George Bush in Downing Street tomorrow…. Scotland Yard said it had not banned the march as plans to close Whitehall for “good public safety reasons” had already been drawn up before it received the application.

Hm. Feel like changing stories much?

There’s also been lots of press from Friday afternoon onwards about London being in ‘lockdown’ for the two days that Bush is here, and about the chaos it will bring to weary travellers on Sunday and general commuters on Monday.

On that note, I’d like to apologise to the police and security personnel in advance:

Dear policing peeps,

I’m really, really, sorry that it’s come to this, but if you do your best to play by the rules and genuinely look out for the rights and safety of others (as a priority over, say, the ego of a gutless warmonger who has to sneak around just so he can appear to be welcome), then we’ll be equally considerate. Promise.



PS – I bet you a pint that you won’t see us coming.

To innocent bystanders, I say this:

Hello, innocent bystander.

The only one who gains from this visit is George ‘Dubya’ Bush. He’s invited himself when he knows he’s not welcome. He plays the dove-like statesman in the face of clear evidence that he’s a war criminal. He’s a lame duck who deserves what’s coming to him.


That’s so you know why I may act in any way that causes you inconvenience.

Sorry for that if it comes up, and for any worries I might cause you.



To everyone else, if you have not yet been invited to take part in Operation Manticore, then my advice to you is (a) don’t take it personally, (b) remember that it’s not over until Bush’s plane leaves, and (c) make sure that you turn up to the demonstration on Sunday, as agents will be at this event. Briefly.

Protest at Bush visit – 5pm, Parliament Square, 15 June

Oh, and if you see George W. Bush at any time on Sunday or Monday, don’t be afraid to kick it old skool and moon the creep.

It is very likely that this is all that will be blogged here until Bush pushes off.

Until then, I leave you with this song.

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