John Oliver Explains Why Britain Would Be “Absolutely Crazy” to Leave the European Union

This Thursday, the UK will vote on “Brexit,” or whether it will leave or stay in the European Union. In case you’re not familiar with the EU and its benefits, John Oliver broke down the Brexit vote on last night’s Last Week Tonight and explained why Britain will be making a terrible decision if it votes to leave. “It is perfectly understandable to be annoyed at Europe — I’m barely containing my anger right now,” Oliver says. “But here is how I feel about the EU: It’s 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 dick about everything. And that is the British way.”

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