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Who Is Left To Lead Britain In The Brexit Era?05:31
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Former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage reacts as he arrives for a voting session at the European Parliament during the monthly session at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, on July 5, 2016.
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker sharply criticized politicians Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson as the "sad heroes" of Brexit who backed out of leading Britain through the EU exit they had campaigned for. "Patriots don't resign when things get difficult, they stay," he added.  (Frederick Florin /AFP/Getty Images)
Former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage reacts as he arrives for a voting session at the European Parliament during the monthly session at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, on July 5, 2016. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker sharply criticized politicians Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson as the "sad heroes" of Brexit who backed out of leading Britain through the EU exit they had campaigned for. "Patriots don't resign when things get difficult, they stay," he added. (Frederick Florin /AFP/Getty Images)
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With the surprise resignations of two of the most prominent voices in the Brexit campaign, British politics has been turned on its head. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Rob Watson about the departure of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, and who the Conservatives might turn to as they begin the process of selecting a new leader.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

Rob Watson, UK political correspondent for BBC World Service. He tweets @robwatsonbbc

This segment aired on July 5, 2016.

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