Secession from the concerns and norms of the rest of society characterises any well established elite. Our own ruling caste, schooled separately, brought up to believe in justifying fairytales, lives in a world of its own, from which it can project power without understanding or even noticing the consequences. A removal from the life of the rest of the nation is no barrier to the desire to dominate it. In fact, it appears to be associated with a powerful sense of entitlement.
A goodly portion of the country would identify Guardianistas as our ruling elite.
That long march through the institutions has bourne fruit. All the major NGOs, the charities, the various “institutions” of society, the Royal Society for example, are run by largely the same class with the same ideas and the same plan for society. This is often called the “metropolitican elite” and it’s a grouping that enrages large swathes of the country.
Whether our ruling class is out of touch does rather depend upon who you consider to be our ruling class.