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New UK Prime Minister And Political Party Battles

The Brexit vote has created a leadership crisis in Great Britain. 

The Conservative Tories quickly rifled thru several candidates to replace David Cameron before settling on long-serving Home Secretary, Theresa May. She will be the UK’s first female prime minister since Margaret Thatcher. May comes to power with a new economic agenda and a get-tough immigration policy. 

On the Labour side, there’s a messy revolt against Party Leader, Jeremy Corbin, which threatens to split the party. 

We look at Britain’s post-Brexit political turmoil with Rodney Barker, emeritus professor of Government & Political Science at the London School of Economics.

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