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David Cameron yesterday publicly stepped in to the issue in support of BP for the first time. On Wednesday, in his strongest show of support since the oil began leaking two months ago, Mr Cameron said the company should not be exposed to a string of future damages claims. "BP is an important company," he said. "It is an important company for people's pensions, it employs thousands of people in the UK, it pays a lot of tax. "It's important to try to give some level of clarity and certainty so that the company can actually continue and be financially stable," he said. "They do need a level of certainty, and this is BP's worry, that there won't be claims entertained that are three or four times removed from the oil spill. This shouldn't be about going after BP for the sake of it." George Osborne, the Chancellor, this morning added: "BP is a very important company not just to the British but to the American economy as well, and we want it to flourish in the future for all our sakes."
Originally posted by defcon5
The only people who seem to agree with you on this are the ones in the UK, funny eh?
Maybe that would be different if you were losing everything here in the Gulf.
Maybe if this had happened off the coast of the UK you would be a bit upset.
Originally posted by Muckster
reply to post by defcon5
Errr... I’m from Britain and i think BP are scum... i say punish the executives by bringing criminal charges against them.
Not going to state my reasons why because i already have on several other threads including one ive just started...
BP... A history of crime!!
People who defend BP are just blinded by a misplaced sense of loyalty to a company that not even British.
Please.... fellow Englishmen... save the Dunkirk Spirit for a worthy cause!!
That's a load of bollocks. Why is it that when a person on this forum pursues their own judgement while accepting that BP must accept responsibility, along with OTHER such companies involved here including the government of US, that all of a sudden we're ''supporting'' BP?
Total and utter nonsense and even more blinding of the accusing parties on this website that would suddenly hold a 'with us or die' attitude, irrespective of whether we agree how awful this is.
You might want to add the Welsh, Scottish and NI in your ''fellow Englishmen'' part there. Now, who's being blind?
At LAST David Cameron speaks up publicly and states support for BP
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by Muckster
Thanks Muckster, is been a lot of propaganda lately that seems to point we here in ATS are attacking the UK because BP, but so far all I see is BP been attacked because the spill not the UK.
Sad that when things like this happen people always tend to feel offended, is nice to see members that are weighing the issue for its merits out of what they have learn not because feelings.