David Cameron has bowed to pressure to intervene in the growing row over the BP oil spill crisis and will talk to Barack Obama this weekend, Downing Street said today.
The Prime Minister, who is currently in Kabul, has been under increasing pressure to defend the British-based multinational after a series of outspoken attacks by the U.S. President.
Boris Johnson raised the stakes today by accusing Mr Obama of ‘buck-passing’ and ‘beating up’ the oil giant which he insisted was paying a ‘very, very, heavy price’ for what had been an accident.
Lord Tebbit, a former trade and industry secretary, also suggested Mr Obama was attacking the company to distract from his own administration’s impotence in the face of the disaster.
Experts also claim the U.S. President has ‘his boot on the throat’ of British pensioners because BP is such a major contributor to UK pension schemes.