July 7, 2016

Brexit: Who will lead the UK out of Europe?

Political chaos after referendum raises questions about Britain's plan to leave the EU.

“Rats fleeing a sinking ship.” That’s how some of Britain’s leading politicians are being described following the United Kingdom’s shock vote to “Brexit”, or exit, the European Union.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned for the UK to stay in the EU, resigned after last month’s result. Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London seen as Cameron’s likely successor, removed himself from the leadership contest after failing to articulate a plan to leave the EU. And Nigel Farage, another key Brexit proponent, also stepped out of the spotlight, giving up his leadership of the UK Independence Party earlier this week.

So, after a heated referendum campaign, who will actually lead Britain in its negotiation process to leave the EU?

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Suzanne Evans @SuzanneEvans1
Former Deputy Chairwoman, United Kingdom Independence Party

Matthew Ellery @Matthew_Ellery
Research Executive, Get Britain Out

Hans Kundnani @hanskundnani
Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund

Gregor Gall @leftacademic
Editor, Scottish Left Review

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