Some people are using the Brussels explosions to make terrible arguments about the EU

Louis Dor
Tuesday 22 March 2016 10:40
Science and Tech

Two loud explosions were reported at the departure lounge of Zaventem airport in Brussels on Tuesday morning, with reports of separate explosions occurring on the city’s metro system an hour later.

News initially broke on Twitter, which was, as always, the first place that people publicly expressed sentiment towards the suspected attacks.

However, breaking news quickly turned to a discussion about Brexit which probably did not need to happen while people are still being rescued from the explosion aftermath...

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As others pointed out that whichever way you side in the referendum, now is not the time for politics

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There was also this press release from Ukip's defence spokesman

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