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Miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2003 - 16:46 GMT
Visita de Bush: revista de prensa
El presidente de EE.UU. en su visita oficial a Londres

President George Bush's state visit to Britain has been widely discussed by the media on both sides of the Atlantic. But now that the President has actually arrived, what has been the reaction from newspapers in Britain?

Emil Petrie looks at the morning papers in the United Kingdom.

Today's newspaper headlines in Britain reflect concern about the point of the whole trip and also highlight a fascination with the details surrounding a presidential visit.

The concerns are outlined in the Daily Telegraph, which calls the President an "invisible visitor who brings no presents".

The Telegraph says that security concerns mean Mr Bush will hardly be seen in public during his visit. The Daily Mail says Mr Bush is coming to what it calls "Fortress Britain", where one of the largest security operations in history is underway.

The Guardian says Mr Bush's 700 strong entourage is worthy of a medieval monarch and says it's a lot of effort for what will end up being only two and half hours of face to face talks with Tony Blair.

Meanwhile, The Financial Times, highlights an unlikely knock on effect from the visit. Many of London's famous black cab drivers won't be working during the President's stay. The paper says traffic chaos in the capital means taxis will be squeezed out.

But there are some papers who do welcome the visit. The tabloid Sun, mixed in with the usual array of celebrity chat and sports news, has a headline banner saying "Welcome to the UK, Mr President".

And in an editorial, The Times strikes a positive note by saying a formal state visit by an American president was long overdue and Mr Bush should be supported.

the point
el punto, el centro del argumento

outlined
esbozado, descrito a grandes rasgos

is underway
en desarrollo

is worthy of a medieval monarch
digno de un monarca medieval

will end up being
terminará siendo...

face to face talks
conversaciones cara a cara

knock on effect
efecto en cadena

tabloid
tabloide, un periódico con artículos cortos, muchas fotografías, y considerado menos serio que los diarios

strikes a positive note
mira el lado amable

was long overdue
debió hacerse mucho tiempo antes



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