As political double-acts go, the avid newt-keeper and the transvestite comedian is far from a conventional soapbox duo. Particularly when it's the newt enthusiast in question is the earnest, working-class Ken Livingstone, pairing up with the flamboyant and unapologetically cosmopolitan Eddie Izzard.
Nelson Mandela furnished us with a quote that summed up our purpose to perfection: 'Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way little else can... sport can create hope where there was only despair... it is an instrument for peace'. If the great man had said it then it must be true - our firmly held view had a ringing endorsement.
The question of our EU membership is so much more important than any on voting systems that we cannot allow this to happen again. Whether we are in or out, our relationship with Europe will have a profound impact upon the future of our economy, defence policy, foreign policy and social and employment law.