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PM set to make major net zero announcement
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PM set to make major net zero announcement

Rishi Sunak has signalled key net zero policies could be watered down, including delaying the ban on petrol cars. Rishi Sunak will deliver a speech in Downing Street at 4.30pm amid speculation he will water down net zero commitments. The PM has provoked a green backlash and anger among some of his own MPs amid reports he plans to water down key net zero policies. An announcement could mean a proposed ban on buying new petrol cars and oil boilers to help the UK meet its net zero commitments could be delayed. The PM has said he doesn't want to bankrupt the UK - but critics have also branded it a political move designed to curry favour with the public to boost the Tories, who are flagging in the polls. The announcement has sparked condemnation from campaigners, opposition MPs and MPs in ...