Or in this case, Kabul. Flashes, via Reuters:
RTRS-KABUL-UK PM CAMERON CONFIRMS WILL DISCUSS BP OIL SLICK IN NEXT CONVERSATION WITH OBAMA
RTRS-UK PM CAMERON SAYS BP NEEDS TO DO EVERYTHING IT CAN TO DEAL WITH SITUATION
RTRS-UK PM CAMERON SAYS “COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDS” U.S. GOVT FRUSTRATION OVER BP SITUATION
RTRS-UK’S CAMERON SAYS KEY THING IS TO MITIGATE EFFECTS OF SPILL AND GET TO GRIPS WITH PROBLEM
We promise not to make any ‘oil on troubled waters’ jokes. Very bad taste.
Bonus fun fact from Bloomberg: 25 per cent of BP stock is held by US pension funds, while 14 per cent is held by individual US investors. Which makes the emerging (and ugly) US v UK meme in bashing BP rather less black and white.
Beyond patriotism, indeed.
The ‘Sinofication of BP’: Thinking the unthinkable – FT Alphaville
BP short interest and other facts (updated) – FT Alphaville
Has US bloodlust at BP gone too far? – Guardian