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Well Salt Lake City isn't too happy with David Cameron either, so there

Utah hits back

People walk past the Salt Lake Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City. Photograph: Getty Images

Following Mitt Romney's charm offensive, David Cameron went a bit Flashman on him, saying, in response to the Presidential hopeful's comments on the "disconcerting" preparations for the Olympics, that:

Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.

So, good news! Our Prime Minister managed to piss off a city. Hardly Romney-levels, but not great. AFP reports:

"While those of us who have had the fortune of visiting London know it is certainly a wonderful city, Prime Minister Cameron's comments likely reflect his lack of familiarity with Salt Lake City," Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker said through his spokesman Art Raymond.

"He can stop by, any time -- we'd love to have him and happy to send a map so he doesn't run into any trouble locating the middle of nowhere," said the statement sent to AFP.