After meeting new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, whom he called ‘Margaret Thatcher when she was high on glue’, Last week tonightJohn Oliver tackled the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday night.
The British comic, who is also a US citizen, addressed comments from Prime Minister Truss about a proposed windfall tax on oil and gas companies to help offset Britain’s skyrocketing energy bills.
When asked about the tax, Truss gave an incoherent answer, saying in part, “I don’t think ‘profit’ is a dirty word. That it has become a dirty word in our society is a huge problem.”
“What are you talking about?” exclaimed Oliver. “Look, I’m just going to say this, and you may not like it, but it doesn’t make it any less true: the nicest thing the Queen of England ever did for anyone was die the week that woman became Prime Minister. For for at least a week she will not justly be destroyed for such answers.”
He continued: “Look, things are damn bleak in the UK at the moment. This damn dude is about to get all the money’ – pointing to a picture of King Charles III – ‘and morning TV is actually on now The hunger Games”, referring to a segment where hosts were spinning a wheel to pay people’s utility bills.
“But don’t worry, Britain: your future is now safely in the hands of British dollar retailer Leslie Knope here. Everything will be fine!”