I'm not sure if it would function is the honest answer. But it's something that we should at least consider, rather than discount as being entirely impossible or what's worse, is often presented as somehow an irrational idea.
And by function, do we mean merely continuing as is? If so, then probably not, which is exactly what we would be saying we want by dint of returning such a government. * scratches head *
The party line or the whip system 'works' in that it makes people vote a certain way, which can often be against their principles and very possibly opposite to what they campaigned on or canvassed votes for. Which isn't very democratic at all at all, Joe.
I would imagine negotiating a programme for government for a government of indies would be challenging, as they say.