Yes here is a conspiracy for you. Theory it is not, according to inside sources with good contacts into Westminster and the House Of Commons. This is what happened over the last few months, from this insider’s point of view.
Michael Gove had plotted against Boris Johnson with George Osborne right from the moment Boris declared for LEAVE. Gove joined the LEAVE camp purely to create an opportunity to knife Boris, and then open the way for Theresa May by dividing any LEAVE supporting MPs, and then either losing to or dropping out in favour of Leadsom.
The plot has been stunningly successful so far, with Boris, trusting Gove, his erstwhile friend since Oxford days, crushed and bewildered, as are many LEAVE supporting MPs.
Could Boris sense something wasn’t quite right? He often looked uncharacteristically worried during the campaign.
If Theresa May wins the leadership – the only substantial REMAIN candidate currently leading, the consequences for the Conservative Party will be terminal. Many MPs were well aware of the Boris-killing plot and are readily jumping on her declared support list, now the execution had taken place.
Leadsom is also part of the plot. The plotters want her to take the lead for the LEAVE camp, and so May and Leadsom would be the two that go the membership for the final selection. As Leadsom has no previous experience in politics other than as a District Councillor, the idea is that Theresa May will walk the membership part of the leadership battle against her. May would hope to have enough support to have enough post some of her supporters into the Leadsom camp, to block Liam Fox, the only genuine contender for LEAVE.
The only hope for LEAVE is, in fact, Liam Fox. He’s in the frame but needs eurosceptic MPs to stop being bewildered by the Gove/Boris antics and realise they still have a chance if they move quickly. Fox has only to come second in the Parliamentary round, as the membership will be almost certain to back him against Theresa May in the membership round. At least there would be a very high probability. So wake up,eurosceptic MPs. Understand the plot, and back Liam Fox now. Or Britain will not be free, despite the referendum win for LEAVE.