John Oliver Has The Answer To Britain’s Brexit Prayers: Lord Buckethead!

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s gamble failed spectacularly when her party lost its majority in parliament during last week’s snap election. The move also threatened to send the upcoming Brexit negotiations into chaos. 

On Sunday night, John Oliver explained just how difficult those negotiations would be even in ideal circumstances. 

But the “Last Week Tonight” host also came up with an idea that could make the process more entertaining: Lord Buckethead. The costumed character/space lord, who was one of May’s opponents, won 249 votes and headlines around the world.  

Oliver urged May to name Lord Buckethead as the new Brexit minister to handle negotiations with Brussels.

“Is it an absurd idea? Yes!” Oliver admitted. “But it would not even be close to the stupidest thing you’ve ever done.”

See his full segment above. 

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London Sunday Times Publishes Rich List, With Brexit a Big Wealth Factor

THE WEALTH DIARIES: The 2017 Sunday Times of London Rich List is out, ranking British — and international — billionaires and millionaires whose wealth reflects the shape-shifting world economy over the past 12 months.
The 29th annual edition of the list includes Britain’s 1,000 richest people, and the compilers argue that many of the 134 billionaires were able to amass even more wealth from the “post-Brexit boom” last year, which fueled the stock market and pushed down the value of the pound. New money, they said, came mainly from the city of London, property and manufacturing.
“While many of us worried about the outcome of the EU referendum, many of Britain’s richest people just kept calm and carried on making billions,” said Robert Watts, who compiled the list.
A sidebar to the main story is the International Rich List, which is even more interesting than the British one. At number one is the Walton family, owners of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose net worth is estimated to be 100.6 billion pounds, or $ 136.82 billion; at number four is Inditex owner Amancio Ortega, with a fortune of 63.5 billion pounds, or $ 86.36 billion; while at number 12, there’s Bernard Arnault, whose net worth is calculated to be 35.2

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