John Oliver Breaks Down the Bad Romance of Scotland and England
With the Scottish independence vote just days away, John Oliver walked us through the thousands-year-long marriage between Scotland and England on this week's Last Week Tonight. It hasn't been great!
But there might be something England can do to save this floundering union, Oliver says. "If I've learned one thing from the last four minutes of British romantic comedies, is that if you're trying to win someone over, you need a big romantic gesture: a kiss in the rain, a kiss in the snow, turning up to someone's door with romantic signs expressing your love for them because you can't say it out loud because her husband—your best friend—is in the next room, which is a bit fucked up. But! It is effective."
Maybe that's all Scotland and England need: a gentle breeze, a longing look, and the promise to love each other forever.