Revealed: The tree codenames Rishi Sunak gives his key policies as he becomes ... trends now

Revealed: The tree codenames Rishi Sunak gives his key policies as he becomes ... trends now
Revealed: The tree codenames Rishi Sunak gives his key policies as he becomes ... trends now

Revealed: The tree codenames Rishi Sunak gives his key policies as he becomes ... trends now

Revealed: The tree codenames Rishi Sunak gives his key policies as he becomes increasingly concerned about leaks in Downing Street  HS2 rail line from Birmingham to Manchester has been called Project Redwood  Smoking and vaping policies have been entered into No 10 diaries as Hawthorne

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Rishi Sunak has become so concerned about leaks in Downing Street that he is giving tree-related codenames to the policies he hopes will help him to win the election.

Sources told the Mail that last week’s headline-grabbing U-turn on net zero policies was referred to by an inner circle of advisers as Cedar – the ‘c’ representing climate change.

The plan to replace A-levels with a French-style baccalaureate was described as Elm – the ‘e’ standing for ‘education’. Treasury pressure to cancel the second leg of the HS2 high-speed rail line from Birmingham to Manchester is called Project Redwood – ‘r’ for rail.

And discussions about new smoking and vaping policies have been entered into No 10 diaries as Hawthorne – ‘h’ for ‘health’.

The cloak-and-dagger system has not stopped details of the plans from emerging: the decision to water down net zero was revealed in last week’s Mail on Sunday, with the full details then disclosed by the BBC on Tuesday, forcing the Prime Minister to bring forward his announcement.

The sudden burst of energy from Mr Sunak has reassured senior Conservatives who had feared that the former investment banker would ‘hide in his bunker’ until election day

The aim of the strategy, which was drawn up over the summer and has been given momentum this autumn by a rebooted Downing Street team, is to ‘create arguments which draw attention to us and draw clear dividing lines with Labour’, sources say.

The plan to delay the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, which was the standout measure in the net zero announcement, has angered a vocal minority of pro-green Tory MPs, who have threatened to vote against it in Parliament and even, in some cases, to send letters of no confidence.

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