If you think the scariest thing about “Brexit” is the term itself, clearly you haven’t kept current with Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.
On this past Sunday’s installment of HBO’s TCA-nominated late-night program, Oliver offered an in-depth, uniquely qualified look at the then-debate over whether Britain should leave the European Union, and the effects it would have on the world’s economy. The vote, which took place on Thursday, decided that Britain would indeed exit the EU. Since then, prime minister David Cameron has announced that he is stepping down from his post and the value of the British pound promptly slumped to a 31-year low.
“It’s hard for me to overstate how poisonous things have become in the UK,” Oliver said, before warning, “my homeland is on the edge of doing something absolutely insane.”
Though it’s too late for the comedian’s birthplace to reverse its allegedly “insane” vote, it’s not too late to watch this very informative explainer if you’re struggling to grasp what just happened.
Hit PLAY on the clip above to gain a better understanding on “Brexit” and its potential repercussions, then share your take in the comments.