However, Ashley Fox, a fellow member of the Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), spoke this week in plenary in Strasbourg against the idea. He expressed his belief that the whole notion is "a complete waste of money, and an attack on a Nation States rights to choose its own form of democracy."
He also answered questions from colleagues Nicole Sinclaire (NI, UK), Olle Schmidt (ALDE, SE) and Rainer Wieland (EPP, DE) via the blue card procedure under Rule 149(8) - their interventions are also included in the video above.
Hailing from the truly beautiful South West region of the UK, Andrew now works in Brussels and is a UK passport holder, European citizen, and a twice employee at the European Parliament.
While the EU in its current form is far from perfect, he is nonetheless firmly of the belief that the UK's prosperity and place in the world is best served as a member state and not as an isolated bystander.
Since October 2009, this blog seeks to document the work that our region's MEPs do for us in Brussels. As such, predictably, it rarely features UKIP.