The British comedian gave his thoughts on Brexit during an angry 10 minute on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’.
British comedian John Oliver gave his thoughts on Britain's decision to leave the European Union last week, in an explicit rant on his HBO show ‘Last Week Tonight’. In his speech Oliver called out both David Cameron and Boris Johnson, while warning US viewers, “there are no f***ing do-overs.”
John Oliver has given a damming critique of the EU referendum result.
"Let us begin straight away with The United Kingdom, a place whose very name, after this week's events, is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic,” Oliver began. “Because the UK this week voted to leave the European Union, a decision that has shaken the world.
"And not in a, ‘Muhammad Ali beating Sonny Liston’ kind of way. More in a, ‘Those IKEA meatballs you love contain horse kind of way.’ The fallout in Britain has been swift and significant.”
Oliver then described pro-Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson as a “shaved orangutan with Owen Wilson’s hair” and Prime Minister David Cameron as a “pig-f*****". Commenting on Cameron’s decision to resign, Oliver said it should make him happy, but in this situation it didn’t.
“It’s like catching an ice cream cone out of the air because a child was hit by a car. I’ll eat it, but it’s tainted somehow,” he continued, adding that "this whole vote was his idea in the first place.” Oliver then blasted those who had referred to June 23rd as "independence day”, a reference to 1996 move 'Independence Day’.
“First, Britain was already independent. In fact, it’s what many other countries celebrate their independence from,” he said. “And second, the sequel to the movie they’re quoting actually opened this week and features the wholesale destruction of London – which is beginning to feel pretty f****** appropriate now.”
Oliver then moved on to presidential candidate Donald Trump, who praised the UK after the vote, tweeting: “Many people are equating BREXIT, and what is going on in Great Britain, with what is happening in the U.S. People want their country back!”
“He found a way to make this whole thing about himself,” Oliver said. “You might think, ‘Well that is not going to happen to us in America. We’re not going to listen to some ridiculously haired buffoon, peddling lies and nativism in the hopes of riding a protest vote into power.’ Well let Britain tell you, it can happen, and when it does, there are no f****** do-overs.”
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