John Oliver isn't having any of the headlines describing London as "reeling" or "under siege" after this weekend's terror attacks.
"For the record, in no way is Britain under siege," the British HBO host said on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight. "Is it upset? Yes. Is it pissed off? Oh you fucking bet it's pissed off. But to say it's 'under siege' and its people are 'reeling' is it imply that it is somehow weak enough to be brought to its knees by three monumental assholes."
Oliver then went to footage after the attacks to exemplify British resilience, showing one man who refused to leave his pint of beer while fleeing from a restaurant, and another whom Oliver applauded with a raised drink.
"We're not going to let these people win," said the man on a local news broadcast. "And I keep saying if me having a gin and tonic with my friends, flirting with handsome men, hanging out with brilliant women is what offends these people so much, I'm going to do it more, not less. Because that's what makes London so great."
"I sincerely hope that guy is out on the town tonight, pounding down gin and tonics, and flirting with every man he sees," Oliver said, raising his own gin and tonic in salute. Watch, below.