While reading blogs and surfing links I came across EPvote.eu. I may have linked in before. I think its a bit cumbersome but it will do until VoteWatch.eu launches next week. I found out about that from Jan’s EUblog. While flitting around it, I came across some stats. And one very interesting one.
The Dutch MEP Paul van Buitenen has a voting record that consists of abstaining on 98% of votes! Yes you read that right! He abstained in 98% of votes. He has voted 1% yes and 1% no. Check out his full voting record. Mr van Buitenen is a member of the Greens-EFA grouping of the Parliament and is standing for re-election as part of the Dutch ChristianUnion which is part of the Ind/Dem group in the Parliament. Im told on twitter he has announced his retirement from the Parliament. Not that he did a lot there in first place!
Will he be re-elected with a record like that? I hope not.