I am incredibly grateful to the Greenpeace protestors who closed petrol stations across London today to urge the chairman to drop “his predecessor’s obsession with high-risk, environmentally reckless sources of oil”.
Until they drew my attention to it, I had absolutely no idea that BP had caused such massive environmental damage through a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
And typical of big business, BP just tried to buy off the problem with a measly £32 billion to hush the whole thing up.
I mean, there must have been a media cover-up because it wasn’t reported here that Mr Obama has been quite critical of BP. He must have also fessed up to the problems caused by American companies, but I missed that as well.
I know the president is quite shy and reserved, but he really doesn’t get the publicity he deserves — he must have a rubbish press office.
So thank you Greenpeace, without you, I would never have known. And also for making those drivers fill up their cars at rival filling stations that operate entirely ethical and altruistic oil exploration policies and who would never dream of buying oil from BP. Probably.