A cabinet stuffed full of old Etonians and other public schoolboys, Ed Miliband, the Scottish referendum, the rise of Ukip - that Labour and the Tories have lost all connection with people outside the parish of Westminster is obvious, but there are times when you really do have to pinch yourself to make sure that this is not all just a dream.
Nepotism is alive and well in the Labour Party (e.g. Stephen Kinnock in Aberafon, and Mary Wimbury - married to Tal Michael - in Aberconwy), and the Tories select candidates for Welsh constituencies who could all have stepped straight out of the pages of a PG Wodehouse novel. Their candidate for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr is Matthew Paul, a huntin', shootin' and fishin' London barrister, while down in Llanelli they have picked Ms Selaine Saxby, a woman who runs a sports bra retail business called LessBounce and who is eerily reminiscent of Wodehouse's Sir Roderick Spode, the leader of the Black Shorts who made his fortune flogging ladies' lingerie.
Ms Saxby is joining the ranks of Tory hopefuls at a time when the party is seeing an exodus of women MPs elected back in 2010, many of whom are disillusioned with the party's treatment of women in politics.
It is not clear what Ms Saxby's connection is with Llanelli, or even Wales come to that, other than the fact that she lives in Codford St Mary (or Llanfair Rhydypenfras), Wiltshire, which is closer to Wales than, say, Sussex. Her website, which seems to be the main vehicle for promoting her political campaign, devotes rather more space and energy to promoting her business, although it does feature a snap of Selaine and hubby walking the labs through the leafy lanes of Wiltshire.
Her latest appearance in Llanelli was at a political debate organised by pupils of Ysgol Coedcae. Asked for her views on the Welsh language, Ms Saxby said that if the language was a business, it would not be value for money. Unlike her bras, presumably.
Ms Saxby's candidacy has received the enthusiastic backing of our Tory Police and Crime Commissioner, Christopher Salmon who was on hand to help launch her campaign at a drinks party back in September.
Happily Ms Saxby stands no chance whatsoever of becoming the next MP for Llanelli, but her selection for the constituency speaks volumes about how the Conservative Party regards Wales.
Older readers may recall a playground chant which deserves to be brought up to date:
You'll never get to Parliament in a Saxby bra, 'cos a Saxby bra won't stretch that far.