Although the pothole situation in the UK isn't exactly up there with the Syrian crisis or the famines of Africa, the state that our roads are now in is an absolute disgrace.

According to research released by Britannia Rescue this week, there is now one pot hole for almost every single mile in the UK. As a result, local councils have had to cough up approximately £2.5 million in compensation to drivers whose vehicles have been damaged during the last year.

In total there have been almost 33,000 claims in 12 months, with the worst areas being Lincolnshire and Leeds.

Yet according to the Department for Transport there is actually nothing wrong with the roads in the United Kingdom, or indeed the way the repairs for them are funded.