Well, not our Parliament, which is in a state of continuous decay. The British House of Commons, however, has done something that we would find unprecedented here - members rejected a proposal from the governing Prime Minister who notionally controls a majority in the House. Specifically, MPs at Westminster voted 285-272 against David Cameron's motion to grant some broad acceptance of British military involvement in Syria. Members of Cameron's governing Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition abandoned the PM in his time of need, allowing a combined force of Labour and smaller party MPs, alongside 30 Conservative MPs and nine Liberal Democrats, to completely shut down Cameron's agenda before it even got off the ground.
Its amazing to see how a Parliament should work. It isn't unstable - its representatives speaking their minds and voting their conscious. Could you imagine if we saw that kind of thing here? We saw what happened when a handful of backbench Conservative MPs no one has ever heard of challenged the PMO's control over small issues - I have no doubt that if a vote came on Syria, Harper would bring out all the whips and chains against his caucus if he even hinted at dissension among the ranks. But it doesn't have to be that way!
God, its sure nice to dream.