Something strange is happening in Ukip. Days after the party is understood to have selected a candidate to fight the Llanelli constituency and then dumped him within 24 hours, the Ukip Wales website has shut down.
The website was very largely a vehicle for Nathan Gill, the Ukip Mormon MEP who previously ran what has been described as a gangmaster business supplying migrant labour for care homes. Until a couple of days ago anyone wishing to find out more about Ukip in Wales would have been presented with numerous video clips of Nathan spouting forth about the evils of the EU, the free movement of labour in Europe and other Ukip hobby horses.
Now all you will find is this:
It appears to be rather more than just a technical hitch.
Supporters of the first past the post system have always argued that it brings stability, but next year's general election could well see it produce chaos.The safest bet at the moment would be another hung parliament, but FPTP becomes increasingly erratic the more the old two-party system breaks down, and we may yet see a party win an overall majority with a very low share of the vote, while others secure more votes but win hardly any seats.
One seat to watch is Llanelli, a Labour stronghold since 1922. The high water mark for Labour was the 1945 general election when the party secured a staggering 81% of the vote, and more recently Denzil Davies regularly secured huge majorities with close to 60% of the votes cast, even as the town's fortunes declined.
As in so many other parts of Wales, Llanelli has very little to show for 90 years of voting Labour.
The last time Labour won more than 50% of the votes was in 1997, and in 2010 Nia Griffith was down to 42.5%, with Plaid just 4,700 votes behind.
2010 was a bad year for Labour, thanks in large part to Gordon Brown who has now been miraculously rehabilitated by the media as the saviour of the Union, and under normal circumstances Nia would be on course to increase her majority and share of the vote next year, but times are anything but normal.
Labour is heading for wipeout in Scotland, and according to the latest YouGov poll Ed Miliband is even less popular with voters than Nick Clegg.
If being saddled with Eds Miliband and Balls is not bad enough, Nia Griffith has the additional misfortune of having Keith Davies as her Assembly stablemate and Kevin Madge in coalition with Meryl Gravell's "Independents" running the County Council. Plus, at a local level, a few truly dire Labour councillors, one or two of whom can only have been selected because they had a pulse and nobody else was available.
It's the sort of dream team which must give Nia Griffith nightmares, and she also finds her vote being squeezed by Plaid Cymru on the centre-left and Ukip on the right.
Plaid's candidate is Vaughan Williams, who is young, likeable and putting a great deal of hard work into winning over the voters. Even without the threat from Ukip, Labour would have its work cut out faced with internal turmoil and a strong candidate for a party which has a solid core vote, especially in the Gwendraeth Valley where Plaid has been picking up support from disenchanted Labour voters.
But Labour in Llanelli is also being assailed by Ukip, and the word on the street is that parts of the town are proving fertile ground for Farage's right-wing populism.
This despite the fact that Ukip does not yet even have a candidate for the seat.
Ukip is usually anything but media shy, but it has come over very coy indeed in response to reports that it selected a candidate for Llanelli last Saturday and then dumped their man the next day when it emerged that he had a more than usually colourful history for a Ukip front runner.
The LibDems haven't found a candidate so far either. Normally the party polls between three and four thousand votes, and most of those will be looking for a new home. Ken Rees, who stood back in 2005, is rumoured to have been flirting with Ukip.
Bearing in mind that Ken was elected on a LibDem ticket to Carmarthenshire County Council in 2008 and promptly got into bed with Meryl Gravell's Independent/Labour coalition, a switch to Ukip would not be such a big leap.
The Tories picked up around 5,000 votes in each of the last two general elections, and up to the 1990s they normally came in a rather distant second to Labour. Those days have long gone, and the party's selection of Selaine Saxby who runs an online bra business from her mansion in Wiltshire is unlikely to send a message to the people of Llanelli that Dave's Conservatives are seriously interested in them.
Analysing the threat from Ukip back in September, Labour List came up with a table of the 100 Labour seats most at risk from what it calls the Revolt on the Right. Llanelli was ranked 58th just a few short weeks ago, but events are moving very fast.
Nia Griffith, faced with the nightmarish prospect of seeing Labour's 93 year grip on Llanelli come to an end on her watch, has recently sent 10,000 letters to constituents in House of Commons envelopes inviting them along to surgeries.
There must be an election round the corner.