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Frustrations are growing in the Treasury at No 10’s handling of significant political decisions after a series of botched announcements, with sources calling for a shake-up of the Downing Street operation.

After a tumultuous three weeks marred by repeated backbench revolts, Rishi Sunak’s department is understood to be concerned about the prime minister’s tendency to over-promise and the fumbled timing of decisions.

The announcement of the integrated rail plan, originally scheduled for earlier in the autumn but delayed until last week, was among poorly executed announcements, Treasury sources believe. After a series of leaks, the final plan was greeted with fury, including by many Tory MPs, after it fell short of what had been promised by Boris Johnson.

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