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The Vote Leave response to the Chancellor’s threats of dire budget measures this morning has been swift – 57 Conservative MPs have signed a statement saying that they would refuse to vote for it if he did try to bring such an Emergency Budget forward:

‘We find it incredible that the Chancellor could seriously be threatening to renege on so many manifesto pledges. It is absurd to say that if people vote to take back control from the EU that he would want to punish them in this way. We do not believe that he would find it possible to get support in Parliament for these proposals to cut the NHS, our police forces and our schools.

‘If the Chancellor is serious then we cannot possibly allow this to go ahead. It would be unnecessary, wrong and a rejection of the platform on which we all stood. If he were to proceed with these proposals, the Chancellor’s position would become untenable.

‘This is a blatant attempt to talk down the market and the country. The Chancellor risks doing damage to the British economy in his bid to win this political campaign.’

We’re told that more MPs are set to join the list, but for now here are the names of the 57 signatories:

Iain Duncan Smith
Liam Fox
Cheryl Gillan
David Jones
Owen Paterson
John Redwood
Sir Gerald Howarth
Tim Loughton
Crispin Blunt
Sir William Cash
Bernard Jenkin
Julian Lewis
Adam Afriyie
Nigel Adams
Lucy Allan
Steve Baker
Bob Blackman
Peter Bone
Andrew Bridgen
David Burrowes
Maria Caulfield
Christopher Chope
Chris Davies
Philip Davies
David TC Davies
Nadine Dorries
Steve Double
Richard Drax
Nigel Evans
Michael Fabricant
Marcus Fysh
Chris Green
Rebecca Harris
Gordon Henderson
Philip Hollobone
Adam Holloway
Kwasi Kwarteng
Jonathan Lord
Craig Mackinlay
Anne Main
Karl McCartney
Nigel Mills
Anne Marie Morris
Sheryl Murray
David Nuttall
Matthew Offord
Andrew Percy
Tom Pursglove
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Andrew Rosindell
Henry Smith
Derek Thomas
Anne Marie Trevelyan
Martin Vickers
David Warburton
Bill Wiggin
William Wragg

Notably, Labour – Osborne’s supposed allies in the EU referendum battle – have said that they wouldn’t support it, either.

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