Beirut Bashing is up this week and now we have an evolution of the “Looks Like Beirut” phrase:

A despairing education worker today lifted the lid on what he says is an alarming culture of violence at a Leeds school.

The staff member at the Roundhay-based Elmete Special Inclusive Learning Centre (SILC) told the Yorkshire Evening Post he faces almost daily assaults by pupils.

He said: “It is really bad – like Beirut on a bad day.

Unfortunately, the person who made the statement wished to remain anonymous and therefore I will not be able to send him my very own certificate, that’s not going to stop me on my quest to stamp out the irritating cliche.