Has BP damaged Britain's reputation?
President Obama's comments about the BP oil spill are not "anti-British", the American ambassador to London has said. Do you agree?
Mr Obama's blunt criticism of BP over the spill has prompted accusations of "anti-British" language. He has often referred to BP as "British Petroleum" when discussing the disastrous oil leak, even though the company has not used this name since 1998.
Although BP was founded as a British company and has a British boss in Tony Hayward, BP is very much a global company: it's 44% owned in the UK, split largely between 33 institutions and seven large individual investors. US investors own 39% of the company, including 25 institutional and 14 big individual investors.
Is the US using the British history of BP for political motives? Has the oil spill made you think differently about Britain? Does the history of a multi-national matter? How should Britain respond?
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