It emerged last night that BP is considering bowing to President Obama's demand to scrap its dividend payout to shareholders. It is understood the oil giant would proceed with such a move only if it could strike a deal whereby the U.S. would tone down its relentless attacks.
BP Tries To Blackmail US
It obviously isn't enough that they are dragging their feet to pay out claims that are being made to BP due to lost wages, lost business and collapsing coastal communities due to the negligence of BP, but now, now they are upset about their being "attacked".
BP is not the only one who is upset with how the United States and its citizens are reacting to this EPIC DISASTER which is of BP's own creation, no it seems that other Britons are getting into the act.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, this morning became the most senior UK politician to defend BP, saying "anti-British rhetoric" levelled at the company was a matter of "national concern" and that the oil giant was paying "a very, very heavy price" for what had been an accident.
"I would like to see a bit of cool heads rather than endlessly buck-passing and name-calling," he said. "When you consider the huge exposure of British pension funds to BP it starts to become a matter of national concern if a great British company is being continually beaten up on the airwaves."London Mayor Angry At US Reaction to BP & Oil Spill
So this mayor is calling this spill an "Accident"? Like it was an unavoidable event that occurred through no fault of BP ?
Are they also going to dismiss the long and detailed history that BP has with deliberate and egregious safety violations for which has brought the company not only probationary periods in Alaska and Texas but has caused them to be fined millions upon millions of dollars and even had their behavior towards whistle-blowers be called "tactics like were used in Nazi Germany" but a member of the judiciary?
Perhaps the British need to be reminded of the lives that BP's negligence has cost, and I am not talking solely about the sea & wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico, but the many human lives that have been lost as a result of this accident and others.