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Peter Reynolds

The life and times of Peter Reynolds

Posts Tagged ‘disloyal

The Oil Spill. The Bottom Line. What Obama’s Forgetting.

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BP hired them so it is taking responsibility but…

Catastrophe

…the oil rig was American.

…the crew was American.

…the blowout preventer and other safety equipment that failed was American.

…six of BP’s 12 main board directors are American.

…40% of BP’s shareholders are American.

So when the first black American president suddenly starts calling it “British Petroleum”, a name it moved away from 12 years ago because it simply wasn’t accurate anymore, what is it but blatant racism?

This is shockingly grubby behaviour from a man who I was trusting on his platform of integrity.

He’s blown that idea just as sky high as Deepwater Horizon.  He’s also forgotten who are his and his country’s most steadfast friends in the world.

If the Yankees, who squander the world’s resources and pollute the environment more than any other nation on the planet, think they’re going to stick this one on us, they need to think again.  They need to get their collective brain into gear and start doing something useful.  The anti-British rhetoric that has been coming from the States, from whining journalists and politicians as well as Obama,  is ludicrous, disloyal and not worthy of them.

We are entitled to expect much, much better from those with whom we stand shoulder to shoulder.  When the chips are down we are the only ones you can always rely on.  You are a young nation in the history of the world.  Now is the time to grow up and take responsibility.  Stop passing the buck.

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The Sharon Shoosmith Affair

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No one emerges with any credit from this sad tale of the way that we all failed Baby Peter.

The Buck Stops Here

Why can’t Ms Shoosmith accept that as Director of Childrens Services for Haringey she MUST take responsibility for her department’s appalling failure to protect the child?  No one is saying that she is personally culpable for his death.  Management is all about achieving results through other people and in this case she manifestly failed.

Ed Balls is one of the seedier and more slippery of Gordon’s cronies.  You can see him looking sideways in everything he does, watching his back, ducking and diving to avoid any come backs, looking for any opportunity to take credit or blame someone else.   Anything that he or his wife, Yvette, are involved in becomes a horrible curdled mess.  It comes from mixing too much oil, slime, and vinegar .  I can sympathise with Ms Shoosmith about having a boss who is so cowardly, two faced and disloyal.

Creeps

It’s time to move on.  Both of these individuals are history.  Somehow, we must find a way to protect vulnerable children effectively.

Written by Peter Reynolds

April 24, 2010 at 11:45 am