June 23rd, 2010
10:03 AM ET
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Obama, Cameron to meet on Gulf oil Saturday

President Obama will meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday to discuss the BP oil disaster.
President Obama will meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday to discuss the BP oil disaster.

(CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron will meet Saturday and discuss BP and the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, Cameron's office said Wednesday.

The meeting will happen on the sidelines of the G-20 summit taking place this weekend in Toronto, Canada.

Cameron told the House of Commons on Wednesday he had discussed BP in phone calls with Obama. He stressed the company is prepared to meet its obligations to fund the cleanup and compensate those whose businesses have been affected by the spill.


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  1. New Age Independant

    I see the meeting going something like this:

    Obama: Rage... taking over...
    Cameron : Yes, yes, we've heard that before.
    Obama: No. Rage... REALLY taking over...

    June 23, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. S Callahan

    ahhh...now one can see the 'delay' in government response to the BP's spill ...and the manipulation of penalizing all offshore drilling.
    Shameful! God sees it all!

    June 23, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. Four and The Door

    This is all great. We have a bunch of BP money in a fund, Florida has commercials all over saying how great their neaches still are and Congress has had plenty of TV time slapping Tony Hayward around like a red-headed stepchild.

    But 1,000,000 gallons of oil are still spilling into the gulf every day. I would say this is a failed response. Is it now acceptable to let this happen for another couple of months? Everything BP has done so far has failed. We are still relying on them to fix this?

    June 23, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. Matt

    Obama's leadership on the Gulf spill has been weak at best. The government was not only slow to get involved, but then they went completely overboard. Now, Obama is using this disaster to push his criminal cap and trade policy–which will further erode our economy.

    NOTE TO OBAMA (and other clueless liberals): Regulations were already were in place. If laws were broken, then it is your responsibility to go after law-breakers. Also, there is NO reason to create new regulations–just follow the old ones. And last, only an idiot would shut down drilling for 6 months. Not only will that deprive our country of $6B, and 11% of our oil, but also 350,000 jobs. Sorry, we still need oil (and not just for gas).

    June 23, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  5. larry

    Cameron needs to go to the gulf to see for himself the damage.

    June 23, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. Enough

    Obama will work it in, between his golf games. Obama has taken way to long to deal with the crisis and we still want to know why he refused help just 3 days after the spill started....You don't hear that mentioned too much by the Liberal media.......they know it would created outrage towards Obama.

    June 23, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. sensible Cape Coral FL

    There is absolutely no substitute for politicians willing to sit down and talk about common problems. It seems so A D U L T and does take some getting use to.

    June 23, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. Angus McDugan

    Obama to Cameron: I got nothing. How about you?
    Cameron to Obama: How did you get elected?
    Obama to Cameron: I was just kidding when I threw my hat in the ring.

    June 23, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. Augsbee

    Thank you CNN for the telethon, I am sorry more $$$$ was not collected for those poor people and wildlife. As I watched Soledad O'Brien, I wished more money could have been collected.

    I got to thinking that Oprah Winfrey would not feel it in her checkbook if she went to Louisiana, set up a booth, and wrote checks of 30k to each of those families. Maybe if Oprah did so other rich people would follow her and give checks directly to these families that are loosing everything and are loosing hope. Sorry, I guess I'm hoping for a miracle for these families.

    June 23, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. g

    because a corp. made bad dicision, s that effect peoples lifes and destroy peoples jobs the peopleof the gulf states effected say payme for the lose but when people lost jobs because because a corp. decided to ship jobs overseas, garment ind. auto, tool die, and so on all so effected cities, towns, peoples lives it was sorry about your luck move on ,where were these people than i guess it don,t matter till it effects them,then its payme

    June 23, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  11. thor

    He's probably trying to urge Cameron to stop BP from drilling in the North Sea because he just looking out for the English people.

    June 23, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. prepared to meet its obligations

    so when he says 'ok, all done' regardless of the continued damage, BP walks away and the Gulf Coast wallows in oil

    June 23, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |