I think it is but then again i am somewhat an idealist. Majority of mp's have to toe the party line even if they dont agree with it. What is the use of voting on bills in parliament when ruling party will win the vote ? I think voting in parliament was conceived by the founding people and they thought every mp would vote on his own after thinking it through but thats not what happens. Moreover the conflict becomes party vs party rather than thinking in terms of national interest.