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Cam wins BP apology off Obama.

Byline: Nigel Nelson

BARACK Obama yesterday said sorry to David Cameron for bashing Britain over BP in a kiss-and-make-up phone call.

The US president said in the 30-minute exchange he was sorry if he had given the impression the UK was to blame for the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil slick.

Downing Street revealed: "President Obama said that BP was a global company and frustrations about the oil spill had nothing to do with national identity."

Shares Mr Cameron was becoming alarmed at Mr Obama's language against Britain.

A staggering pounds 50billion has been wiped off BP shares which threatens UK pension pots.

Number 10 added: "The Prime Minister expressed his sadness at the ongoing human and environmental catastrophe.

"And he stressed the economic importance of BP to the UK, US and other countries."

The two leaders ended on good terms, with Mr Obama betting a beer with the PM that America would beat England in last night's World Cup clash.

Mr Cameron will meet Mr Obama face to face in Washington on July 20.

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Date:Jun 13, 2010
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