Voting scandal

UKIP leader “lazy” Nigel Farage is missing the point – and not for the first time (Herald, June 18).

The question is not whether he works 18-hour days as UKIP ‘s leader. He earns his basic £80,000 salary for being an MEP. And the workplace for MEPs is the European Parliament.

That’s why his fifth worst voting record in the Parliament is such a scandal. How many other workers would expect to pick up their full salary if they only turned up fewer than half the times they were supposed to be at the office?

Peter Bartram

The Meadway