David Cameron has mounted a robust patriotic defense after the spokesman for Vladimir Putin reportedly said the UK was a small island to which no one listened.
At a briefing with reporters in St Petersburg, the British prime minister went into overdrive in defense of the UK.
“Britain may be a small island, but I would challenge anyone to find a country with a prouder history, a bigger heart or greater resilience.
“Britain is an island that has helped to clear the European continent of fascism and was resolute in doing that throughout the Second World War. Britain is an island that helped to abolish slavery that has invented most of the things worth inventing, including every sport currently played around the world, that still today is responsible for art, literature and music that delights the entire world.”
He then quipped that he was quite happy for his remarks to be set to music.