Should Stoke-on-Trent be twinned with Helmand Province?

A potteries businessman has referred to the midlands city, in his book 'The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent', as "probably looking like Helmand", despite not knowing anything about the war-ridden area: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/stoke/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9210000/9210417.stm Having not... show more A potteries businessman has referred to the midlands city, in his book 'The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent', as "probably looking like Helmand", despite not knowing anything about the war-ridden area:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/stoke/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9210000/9210417.stm

Having not been to lovely Stoke myself I cannot comment, but regardless, is this a storm in a nicely-pottered tea-cup?
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