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27 July 2016
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Brexit – Who will lead?

By Deborah Rowland

This article is part of the Contemporary leadership series

As the post Brexit vote dust settles, it is now thankfully clear who will lead the UK nation through the biggest transition in living history. Its new Prime Minister, Theresa May, has tripped gracefully into Number 10 Downing Street. Unafraid of making bold moves, she has upturned the previous cabinet and selected a new team to join her in this major task.

Gasps of shock reverberated as she appointed Boris Johnson – the controversial and diplomatically challenged key Leave campaigner – to the post of Foreign Secretary. Not only this she has sacked, among others, his slayer to the top job – Michael Gove. While now open to an accusatory whiff of revenge, I admire this – May seems a leader who can embrace difficulty and diversity. A fresh new team in post is sorely needed.

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