Earlier today, David Cameron said the Saltire, the flag of Scotland, would fly above Downing Street until the day of the Scottish independence referendum. But the symbolic pro-union gesture didn't quite go to plan.
The moment was captured by Sky News, and you can watch the clip in full here, including when the workers eventually got the flag to the top of the pole. It's narrated by Kay Burley.
Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.