Saturday, June 05, 2010

Vince Cable hits out at anti-British rhetoric over oil spill

Vince Cable has warned against “extreme and unhelpful” anti-British rhetoric as American politicians stepped up their criticism of BP’s handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Business Secretary also urged the (UK) Government not to resort to “gunboat diplomacy” by lobbying the White House on the oil company’s behalf and risk associating itself with the environmental disaster. Mr Cable said: “It’s clear that some of the rhetoric in the US is extreme and unhelpful.” Public anger was “a reaction to big oil”, he added.

IMO: I have stated my views here and hopefully indicated clearly the likely deep involvement of the US administration with "big oil". Presumably Cable understands current strategy and is distant enough from the problem not to have stated views based on self interest, unlike others.

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