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 the 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 the opportunity to knife Boris, and open the way for Theresa May. This was to be done by dividing any LEAVE supporting MPs as much as possible, ensuring May had an overwhelming lead, and then either losing to or dropping out in favour of Leadsom.
Theresa May could then, the plan goes easily defeat Leadsom in the membership round, and then as PM, put REMAIN back in the driving seat, and stop Britain leaving the EU.
Could Boris sense something wasn’t quite right? He often looked uncharacteristically worried during the campaign.
The plot has been stunningly successful so far, with Boris, trusting Gove, his erstwhile friend since Oxford days, crushed and bewildered by his treachery, as are many LEAVE supporting MPs.
If Theresa May wins the leadership, currently leading the field, the consequences for the Conservative Party in not leaving the EU, will be terminal. MPs who were aware of the Boris-killing plot readily jumped on May’s declared support list, the moment the execution took 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 to post some of her supporters into the Leadsom camp, to block Liam Fox, the only genuine contender for LEAVE. This is exactly how Cameron blocked Liam Fox in 2005, getting some of his declared MPs to back david Davis, knowing he’d be easier to defeat than the eurosceptic Fox with the Party membership.
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.