After celebrating his return from a month’s absence for brutally roasting Republican braggart Josh HawleyJohn Oliver returned to last week tonight on Sunday and began by discussing the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the UK buffoon and Trumpian leader who stepped down on July 7 after several members of his own Conservative Party quit Parliament over his scandal-plagued administration.
“Boris Johnson finally resigned earlier this month after succumbing to a series of scandals, and in doing so he delivered this inspiring farewell,” Oliver said.
A speech by Johnson was played in which the floppy-haired lame duck announced, “I want you to know how sad I am to be leaving the best job in the world. But those are the breaks.
“Yes, they are the breaksOliver joked. “You know, sometimes you drive your country off a huge economic cliff for no reason; then attend a series of booze parties in violation of your own government’s COVID lockdowns; then promote a member of your own party [Chris Pincher] accused of sexual misconduct, then claiming you knew nothing about it, only to find out that wasn’t true; and that a large part of his government resign rather than continue working for you. You know, The breaks.”
One of the main contenders for Johnson’s former gig is Rishi Sunak, a member of the Conservative Party who has been busy wandering around in culture war rubbish attacking “awakened nonsense”, as one tends to do these days when positions are lacking. Note actual policies.
According to Oliver, Sunak is “an incredibly wealthy man who was educated at one of the most exclusive private schools in England, although he did not seem to successfully teach him what to do with his arms.”
The comedian then released a clip of Sunak gesturing wildly during a speech captured on what appeared to be an old phone camera.
“What are you doing?!” Oliver exclaimed, mimicking Sunak’s arm movement. “What do the rich and the hand movements have? Sunak appears to have studied at the Zuckerberg School of Impersonating a Human. And that’s not even exceptional. He waves his hands like that all the damn time! And you usually want your hands to support and accentuate what you say, not make it sound like you’re in a boxing match with a hundred invisible mice!
Then there’s Sunak’s conservative rival, Liz Truss, who is similarly bumbling during speeches, having somehow left a tweet praising the monstrous departed pedophile. jimmy saber– and, when asked on the BBC in 2019 how many of the initial 200,000 new homes he promised to build in 2014 came to fruition, he stumbled before the presenter replied: “Well, it’s easy to remember: it’s zero. You didn’t build any.
“Oh!” Oliver exclaimed. “Not very well there, Liz!”
“So none of the options for leader are good here, and the fact is whoever wins will inherit a poisoned chalice,” he continued. “Boris Johnson, the man they have both spent years enabling, has broken a lot of shit that they now have to clean up.”