How disappointing to see a memo submitted to the UK’s Public Bill Committee using the phrase “looks like Beirut”:
The economic powerhouse of Cambridge is being held back by the high cost of housing, some eight times average salaries. The development of one of the first planned urban extensions, on a former army camp, was threatened by financial problems, leaving it looking like ‘Beirut’ according to journalists.
So it is safe to assume that the entire British House of Commons has read (or should have read) this memo and the comparison to Beirut. It’s unlikely that this memo would be amended but I’ll try my luck with a “Looks Like Beirut” certificate.