It might well. Current polls show the Liberal Democrats (descendants of the Liberal Party of Lloyd-George and Gladstone) in the lead for parliamentary elections in May. Evidently voter disgust with Labour (Democrats) and the Conservative Party (Republicans) has gotten so high that the British people are seriously considering giving power, or at least the right to form a government, to a party that's equivalent to Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, and H. Ross Perot rolled into one.
But of course Britain has a vibrant tradition of multi-party democracy. Except it doesn't. And Britain's economy is in much worse shape than America's. Except it isn't. In any case, the British establishment seems to be getting very nervous about all this. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who by most accounts won Britain's first and only televised debate among party leaders, trouncing Gordon Brown and David Cameron, has the opportunity to repeat tonight.
Britain could indeed get weirder. This weird.
God I love Tom Baker. And American politicians should take note.