I had told Elizabeth Diffin of the BBC Online Service that you don’t hear people say “it looks like Baghdad”; apparently I was wrong:

Many roads in Tiverton are so potholed, they are ‘more like those in Baghdad or Beirut’ – a former town Mayor claimed this week.
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Tiverton town and Mid Devon district councillor Kevin Wilson claims[…]“Tiverton’s roads are in a dreadful state as a direct result of budget cuts and the people of the town deserve an explanation of the county council’s policy from an elected member.[…] The town’s roads are more like Baghdad or Beirut than something in Devon.”

Councilor Kevin Wilson, your Looks Like Beirut certificate has been dispatched.

Residents' anger over Tiverton street's 300 potholes

Residents' anger over Tiverton street's 300 potholes