New UK Prime Minister And Political Party Battles

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May waves towards the media as she arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Theresa May will become Britain’s new Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May waves towards the media as she arrives to attend a cabinet meeting in London. May became Britain's new Prime Minister on Wednesday. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo
Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May waves towards the media as she arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Theresa May will become Britain’s new Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May waves towards the media as she arrives to attend a cabinet meeting in London. May became Britain's new Prime Minister on Wednesday. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo

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.