AND FINALLY: BP boss Dudley sings traditional Scots lament: ‘Ah belang tae Aiberdeen…’

BP chief executive Bob Dudley in his homage to Will Fyffe
BP chief executive Bob Dudley in his homage to Will Fyffe
The real Will Fyffe, chief executive of BP.
The real Will Fyffe, chief executive of BP.

Just like US president Donald, BP’s American boss Bud Dudley has recently been trump-eting his tartan roots.

While President Trump was silent over Scotland’s Independence as a then prospective candidate and now as (p)resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, USA, Dudley loudly proclaimed his British Unionism and urged thousands of his staff and contractors in Scotland’s Independence Referendum in 2014.

Bob ‘I always put America first’ Dudley proudly proclaimed his quasi-Scottish roots again earlier this month at a recent oil and gas industry event in Aberdeen, when he said:

“Like Houston, Aberdeen is one of the great oil and gas cities of the world. This is actually my third visit in the past nine months, so I’m almost a “local” again.

“This was my home back when I was a production engineer in the 1980s – and it’s where my son was born.”

Cue chorus: “Ah belang tae Aiberdeen….”

Historical footnote: Ah Belang Tae Glasgow” is a song written and recorded by Dundonian music hall entertainer Will Fyffe in 1920.

21 Sept 2017


 

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