death.Truss was elected earlier this year to succeed Boris Johnson, after he bowed to public pressure and resigned. In a speech on Monday, Truss took a moment to pay tribute to Johnson, saying “You were admired, from Kiev to Carlisle.” Following that statement, Truss was met with a long pause before the room lightly applauded — something Oliver took great joy in making fun of.“OK, a couple things there.
First, the U.K. goes above Carlisle, so that’s basically admission that everyone north of this point f—ing hates Boris, which is not untrue,” Oliver said. “And second, praising Boris Johnson isn’t how you get an audience to love you.”Oliver then turned to Truss’ actual political beliefs and policies — specifically her support of a windfall tax on oil and gas companies as a means of lowering energy bills in England.
The HBO host pulled up a clip of Truss defending her thoughts on it, in which she noted, “I don’t think ‘profit’ is a dirty word.Read more on thewrap.com