16 October 2018

MEPs on Twitter #2: MEPs’ and citizens’ diverging priorities

This week MEPs mainly dealt with the Brexit negotiations (#brexit, #peoplesvote) and the local elections in Warsaw that took place on October 21 (#trzaskowski2018, #debatawarszawska). Instead, citizens mostly focused on Brexit and other UK issues (#brexit, #scrapthelicencefee).

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