David Cameron made a great retaliation to a Russian official said Britain was ‘just a small island’ and ‘no-one pays any attention to Britain’.
Here is what he said:
Let me be clear – 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 World War Two.
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.
We are very proud of everything we do as a small island – a small island that has the sixth largest economy, the fourth best funded military, some of the most effective diplomats, the proudest history, one of the best records for art, literature, contribution to philosophy and world civilisation.
For the people who live in Northern Ireland, I should say we are not just an island, we are a collection of islands. I don’t want anyone in Shetland or Orkney to feel left out by this.
Truer words could not have been spoken. This makes me proud to be a part of the United kingdom and I hope the people of Scotland vote to remain a significant part of the United Kingdom on the 18th September 2014.