James Forsyth

BP move gaffe-prone Hayward away from day to day management of the oil spill

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The day after Tony Hayward’s pretty disastrous appearance before Congress, BP have announced that Bob Dudley, the managing director of BP, will take over day to day control of trying to deal with the oil spill. BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told Sky that "It is clear Tony has made remarks that have upset people." "This has now turned into a reputation matter, financial and political, and that is why you will now see more of me”. This choice of words hardly suggests much confidence in Hayward. 

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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