Fear and loathing in St Petersburg: Isolated David Cameron is forced to shrug off Vladimir Putin ‘snub’ at G20 summit
Joe MurphyVladimir Putin’s spokesman was forced to deny on Thursday that he had dismissed the UK as “a small island no one pays any attention to” as the G20 summit in St Petersburg opened in acrimony.
David Cameron responded to the alleged snub, which was reported to have been made by Dmitry Peskov in a briefing to Russian journalists, by saying that he did not accept Mr Peskov had used the words “for a moment”. But a No 10 source urged Mr Putin’s office to clarify his position, saying: “As host of guests from the world’s leading countries, I’m sure the Russians will want to clarify these reported remarks, particularly at a G20 where it’s a very British agenda on trade and tax.”
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" Fear and loathing in St Petersburg: Isolated David Cameron is forced to shrug off Vladimir Putin ‘snub’ at G20 summit", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 28/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fear-and-loathing-in-st-petersburg-isolated-david-cameron-is-forced-to-shrug-off-vladimir-putin-snub-at-g20-summit