It has been well reported that Conservative and Liberal Democrat Ministers in the Coalition government will boycott the Euro 2012 football extravaganza in protest at the racism displayed bt fans in the host nations, Poland and Ukraine.

It has been less well reported that the boycott will be lifted if England make it through to the quarter finals.

So now we know that there is nothing more important than combatting racism , right. Unless of course it involves giving struggling politicians a photo opportunity and a chance to bask in reflected glory.