‘Britain’s place in the world: small island blues’ | The Guardian

‘Britain’s place in the world: small island blues’ | The Guardian

Dmitry Peskov, the Putin press aide who dismissed Britain as a small island that no one pays any attention to, knew exactly where the soft part of the national psyche lay. His comments should be the last word in a long week of national introspection that the prime minister precipitated when he chose to take an accidental Commons vote against intervention in Syria as a considered view. But it’s not the final verdict on Britain’s place in the world.

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