“Nothing screams Scottish freedom quite like a millionaire Australian antisemite on horseback”

John Oliver explains the Scottish independence referendum to an American audience and makes a moving plea to the Scots not to leave.

Two questions:

1. Why are there flames coming out of the bagpipes at the beginning?

2. In which movie does the guy hold up signs to the woman he’s trying to woo? I want to make sure I never see it.

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(Hat tip: billm99uk)

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