» Tuesday, June 6, 2006


Asked to explain the situation concerning the Prime Minister’s car sporting England flags, the PMOS said that the Prime Minister would give his support in his own way, in his own time. People should be in no doubt that the Prime Minister fully supported the England team, as indeed would his spokesman despite his origins.

Asked if there was a specific security or protocol reasons why the Prime Minister’s car couldn’t have flags, given that Tessa Jowell’s car would have, the PMOS said that there were particular circumstances, however the Prime Minister would indicate his support in his own way. In response to suggestions by the Evening Standard that the Prime Minister might wear an England suit, the PMOS said that he would be happy to consider the issue if the Standard’s political editor gave a lead on the matter. Asked if other ministers might have flags on their cars, the PMOS said it was up to individuals. Asked if the Prime Minister was disappointed the some individuals such as Sean Connery and Andy Murray had said they would support any team other than England, the PMOS said it was a matter of individual choice. The important thing was that Tessa Jowell had clearly indicated the Government’s view yesterday.

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