24-hours after a fake television broadcast reported that the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium had declared independence, there is anger and confusion in both halves of the country. One girl said she wasn’t in favour of a national split and the broadcast was frivolous. “I don’t know anything about it”, another said. “In any case, they’re idiots.” “I think Belgium is losing its sense of humour,” was another opinion. Normal broadcasts were interrupted by a grave newsreader who told viewers that Flanders, the Flemish-speaking region of northern Belgium, had declared its independence, forcing the King to flee abroad.