A rant from Darren McSweeney of the UK’s North West Evening Mail:
I’m totally fed up of hearing about the Assange thing. Despite my doubts about the whole affair, I feel uneasy at the glorification of any man remanded on a sex assault charge. The students [in the UK]? – I’m not sure which way to feel about the students and the police playing British Bulldog in the Capital. The economic situation? – The bank manager keeps me abreast of that all too well; I don’t need the news to remind me. Funding cuts? – With the ice and snow we’ve discovered we can manage without having the bins emptied. The front street may look like Beirut on a bad day, but we’ll live.
So apparently, overflowing garbage bins is reminiscent of Beirut. Well actually, it would be more accurate to say that it looks like Naples. Nevertheless, I will be dispatching a personalized “Looks Like Beirut” certificate to Darren.