It has generated a simpler but equally effective piece in today's Consevative woman blog
Both say what I said in my blog yesterday where I quoted from Alan Clarke's book that the Tories were without principle or moral scruple and would do anything to retain power. That is their one and only God which even the vicar's daughter worships. I quote from Andrew Cadman's piece.
"However it has shown – repeatedly – that it wants all the noblesse without any oblige: it exists simply for those who perceive themselves to be born into the Establishment or for social climbers who wish to join them. Of course it is an awfully long way down from such Olympian heights, so collectively Tories tend to respond to external threats by allowing themselves to be bullied in return for position: Vicars of Bray, scurrying all over the political map; in office, but rarely in power.
In short, the party is a moral coward, and as such it always wise when predicting what it will do to choose the most cynical and venal course of action you can possibly think of. Even then, you will often be deeply shocked. In that spirit I wrote this piecefor TCW just after the referendum was won. It looks positively naïve compared with what has actually happened. The Tories’ controlling grandees ruthlessly defenestrated the woman who appeared to be a genuine Leave candidate for the leadership, Andrea Leadsom, to avoid having to ballot the heavily Leave-voting grassroots. They then crowned someone very much made in their own image – a cowardly, visionless Remainer who could be trusted to put party before conviction or country. (Whether Mrs Leadsom, who had previously said that leaving the EU would be a disaster, and last week fully backed Mrs May’s Brexit betrayal, is any less cynical than the rest of her colleagues is extremely doubtful.)"
The dictum you can't trust the Tories has been proved true time and time again. The phrase noblesse oblige does not refer to the upwardly mobile, money motivated Tories but to those born at the top of the tree, the Whigs, who had no need of money or status. They were born with both.