I don't think that UKIP MEPs should be wasting time in Brussels and Strasbourg aside from when their are essential, important debates. It is a talking shop which should be seen largely as a distraction aside from when Nigel Farage lands crushing blows against the political class.
Farage has made another damning speech against the likes of Jose Barroso and Herman van Rompuy today. Unfortunately, as the euro is taking hold across the continent and bail outs are coming into effect, apparently only 60 MEPs turned up to the Parliament debate today.
The UKIP contingent turned up. Are the supporters of EU nationalism running scared?