John Oliver is here to gloriously insult Europe while urging you to vote Remain

John Oliver is here to gloriously insult Europe while urging you to vote Remain

John Oliver is an excellent cultural ambassador to the US - so thank god he's been on hand to explain to people across the pond what is going on in the EU referendum.

On the latest episode of This Week Tonight Oliver has to first off explain for clueless Americans what the vote is, that it could have major implications for the world economy, and what the EU is, even.

But once the preliminaries are out the way he comes down pretty hard on the false facts and figures on the economy bandied about by the Leave campaign:

Boris Johnson has both the look and the economic insight of Bam-Bam from The Flintstones.

He also introduces an American audience to the subtle delights of Ukip and Nigel Farage's immigration rhetoric, and fills them in on the repercussions of Jo Cox's murder last week.

It is hard for me to overstate to you how poisonous things have become in England... and in that cauldron people are being asked to make a major political decision.

On the EU though, as a Brit himself, Oliver says, he gets it. It doesn't make itself easy to love.

There is an innate British desire to tell Europe to go f--k itself. I feel it too.

But ultimately, what with the world's leaders and economic experts on side, he argues that it's in our interests to Remain.

It is perfectly understandable to be annoyed at Europe, I'm barely containing my anger right now... [The EU] is a complicated, bureaucratic, ambitious, overbearing, inspirational and consistently irritating institution and Britain would be absolutely crazy to leave it...

Especially because if it stays it can reap all the benefits while still being a total d-ck about everything - and THAT is the British way!

Watch Oliver being his brilliant self below - with the added bonus of a song designed to help you get out any pent-up EU angst:

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