Paying up: the good oil

It was nice to see Barack Obama giving BP a bit of a slap around by making them stump up with some cash to deal with the aftermath of the devastating oil disaster going on in the Gulf of Mexico at the moment.

And let’s hope it’s not the end of what BP has to fork out because I reckon cold hard cash is the only way these companies will learn. Having a social conscience or moral consideration isn’t big on the list of priorities for big corporations and the damage done by the oil currently sludging its way around the ocean is likely to continue for a long, long time. Let’s just hope BP keeps paying until the it’s fixed. And that’s not just the cleanup, it’s also the loss of income for people who have been put out of work by the oil.

Click here for some heartbreaking images from the disaster.


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