London, June 10 (ANI): The St George's Cross will fly above Downing Street during the World Cup as a show of support for the England team, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. ameron told the House of Commons he was sure people throughout the United Kingdom "will be cheering 'come on England'," and had given orders for the England flag to replace the Union Flag for the duration of the tournament.
The Telegraph quoted Cameron, as saying: "There was some question that this was going to have a cost impact but I've managed to cut through that and I can say that at no additional cost to the taxpayer the flag of St George will fly above Downing Street during the World Cup."
As the residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Downing Street traditionally flies the Union Flag, but because no other home nation had qualified for the World Cup, Cameron said he was sure MPs from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would back the move. (ANI)