News: John Oliver Nails The Brexit Campaign With The Aid Of Gerard Depardieu

John Oliver has tackled the impending Brexit vote on his HBO show Last Week Tonight by comparing the EU to a renowned French actor.

Making his Remain position clear the host said: “The EU is not perfect. It’s large, confounding, and relentlessly bureaucratic. Think of it like Gerard Depardieu. It’s an unwieldy European body that’s a source of great bewilderment. But Britain leaving it would be a huge destabilising decision, so you would expect the Brexit camp to have some pretty solid arguments. Unfortunately, many of them are bullshit.”  

He went on to criticise Boris Johnson’s claim that Britain sends £350 million to the EU every week. “That number has been thoroughly debunked. It’s actually about £190 million a week when you consider a rebate the UK receives and other money that the EU sends back. On top of which, if Britain does leave the EU, it has to spend close to that amount just to access the common market.” 

He added that Boris Johnson resembled Bam Bam from The Flintstones. Warning - clip below contains potty-mouthed barbershop singing.

Watch John Oliver on Last Week Tonight below.


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