The resolution on the recent tsunami disaster in Asia was adopted by the Parliament and received overwhelming support from all sides of the political spectrum.
The exception however, was UKIP. Of those UKIP Members that bothered to vote, Batten, Booth, Clarke, Nattrass, Whittaker, Wise and their non-attached allies, Kilroy-Silk and Mote - all abstained.
A senior MEP who was in Sri Lanka when the Tsunami struck, said: "I am utterly flabbergasted by the response of UKIP to an exceptional resolution with no federalist ambition whatsoever, but rather one which genuinely attempts to alleviate the suffering of those who have already lost so much. It is sickening to think that any individual, whatever their political colours, can abstain on measures which aim to prevent the further exploitation of vulnerable orphans and export the much needed technology for early warning systems to prevent the repeat of such a disaster. Perhaps they simply did not want to join the rest of the Parliamentarians who committed themselves to donate a days wage to help the victims."