WATCH: John Oliver’s Fuming Post-Brexit Debrief Calls Out Ignorant Voters

Sure, John Oliver devotes much of Last Week Tonight to skewering the legal and bureaucratic nightmares regular Americans face, but it seems the bloke draws from a special well of ire when speaking about the UK.

After last week’s concerned spiel on the European Union referendum and the ramifications of a ‘Leave’ result, a visibly pissed Oliver used today’s edition to sum up all of the complaints levelled in the aftermath of the decision.

Namely, the decision to sever the UK from the EU tanked the pound, threw international markets into disarray, and somewhat destabilised Scotland and Ireland. Joy.

However, after strafing the pollies at the centre of the referendum, he turned his sights against underinformed and “protest” voters, who inadvertently gave credence to the idea of a Donald Trump presidency:

“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 pebbling 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 fucking do-overs.”

That last line is especially notable considering the fact that over 3.5 million Britons have signed a petition asking for new laws to be instated, essentially just to bring about a referendum redux. Here’s the kicker: despite those numbers, it’s more than likely too little, too late. Despite what they may think, Leave won – totally, fairly, and democratically.

While you might disagree with the bloke’s politics on… well, everything else he says in the feature, we’re sure his stance on protest votes (in favour of leaving or staying) and their unexpected ramifications is pretty widely-held. Check it out:


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