John Oliver took goal at Tory management candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak on the newest episode of Final Week Tonight.
Within the episode which aired on Sunday (July 31), Oliver tackled the candidates seeking to change Boris Johnson as Prime Minister – highlighting an undeleted tweet by Truss which mourns the demise of paedophile Jimmy Savile.
“Truss has an actual knack for making dangerous choices after which very a lot sticking to them,” Oliver stated on the present. “Exemplified by the truth that this tweet paying tribute to Jimmy Savile who turned out to be a monstrous paedophile has nonetheless not been deleted 11 years later.”
Truss’s tweet, posted on October 29, 2011, reads: “Used to see Jimmy Savile on the Flying Pizza on Road Lane, Roundhay. All the time in good spirits. RIP.”
Used to see Jimmy Savile on the Flying Pizza on Road Lane, Roundhay. All the time in good spirits. RIP
— Liz for Chief (@trussliz) October 29, 2011
Sunak, in the meantime, was mocked over his hand gestures whereas talking. “What’s it about wealthy individuals and hand actions? Sunak seems like he studied on the [Mark] Zuckerberg faculty of passing for a human,” Oliver stated.
Savile’s historical past of abuse, which emerged following his demise in 2011, is about to be coated in four-part BBC drama The Reckoning launched later this 12 months.
Steve Coogan, who performs the disgraced presenter within the collection, defended the present’s subject material again in April. “I feel that’s as a result of Jimmy Savile performed a trick on all the nation so there’s an actual feeling of antagonism about it.
“However that you must have a look at somebody like that to know how they’re capable of function and to forestall it taking place once more. For those who sweep it underneath the carpet and don’t speak about it anymore, then these individuals are destined to return again.”