Britain's Lord Tebbitt slams Obama's continual blame-shifting and finger-pointing-
‘The whole might of American wealth and technology is displayed as utterly unable to deal with the disastrous spill – so what more natural than a crude, bigoted, xenophobic display of partisan political Presidential petulance against a multinational company?’
London mayor Boris Johnson also joined in-
'I do think there's something slightly worrying about the anti-British rhetoric that seems to be permeating from America.
'I would like to see a bit of cool heads rather than endlessly buck-passing and name-calling. 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.
'It was an accident that took place and BP is paying a very, very heavy price indeed.'
BP provides income for millions of pension savers- Obama's constant demagoguing of the company might in the short term deflect blame from his rudderless "leadership" but in the long run it could have a ruinous effect on the pension plans of many retirees dependent on those funds.